About Sally

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Sally Helgesen, an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and consultant, is ranked by Leadership Gurus as number 15 in its survey of the world’s most influential leadership experts and cited as one of the top 35 authorities in the field by Leadership Excellence magazine.

Sally is the author of six books, most recently The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, which breaks new ground by exploring how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers and benefit their organizations. Her best-selling The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as “the classic work” on women’s leadership styles, was translated into 12 languages and has been continuously in print for 22 years. The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time.

Sally develops and delivers leadership programs to corporations, partnership firms, universities and associations around the world. Clients have included Microsoft, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential Financial, Pfizer, Textron, Hewlett Packard, The World Bank, The United Way, The West Point Military Academy, The Office of Public Management UK; The Global Forum on Women, Society and the Economy, Paris; Roschier LLP Helsinki; and ING Amsterdam. She has consulted with UNDP on building more inclusive country offices in Africa and Asia, led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College, and been visiting scholar at Northwestern University and the Lauriston Institute in Melbourne AU.

Sally is a contributing editor to strategy+business magazine and a member of the New York and International Women’s Forums. Articles about her work have been featured in Fortune, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Business Week. She lives in Chatham NY.