By Ann M. Dugan;Sharon P. Krone;Kelly LeCouvie Ph.D.;Jennifer M. Pendergast Ph.D.;Denise Kenyon-Rouvinez Ph.D.;Amy M. Schuman

Through tales and interviews the authors discover the altering position girls play in ultra-modern kinfolk company, the way to motivate and help ladies kin, to the demanding situations girls face find the precise stability among paintings and lifestyles, to the position spouses play in that paintings together.

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Galloni, “The 50 Women to Watch 2005,” p. R11. 2. Sims, “Jeanne B. Fante, 96; Built Cookware Store,” p. B11. 3. ” 4. Tifft and Jones, The Trust, p. 758. 5. , p. xix. 6. , p. 453. 7. Ibid. 8. ” 9. Bahree, “The 100 Most Powerful Women,” August 31, 2006. html, accessed May 28, 2007. 58 A WOMAN’S PLACE 10. Karnitschnig, “Sumner Redstone Settles Suit with Son over Family’s Fortune,” p. A2. 11. Aronoff and Ward, Family Business Ownership, pp. 10–11. 12. Nelton, “Leading the Family,” p. 67. 13. Rubin, American Empress, p.

S from top-notch business schools, and advanced degrees in everything from library science to finance. Many women in positions of family business leadership today have been mentored by fathers and uncles and grandfathers or older male cousins because there were no women in the businesses to do so. We are on the cusp of change in the United States and Europe as more women begin to take on leadership roles. Several of the women executives we have interviewed for this book speak warmly of the opportunities they are now having to mentor younger female family members in their businesses.

It wasn’t like learning a foreign language and 20 years later, you can’t remember anything beyond ‘Hello. ” If you are a woman (or a man) in a family business, it is wise not to focus your preparation too narrowly. It’s important to develop some skills that are fundamental to any role. We would include consensus building, critical thinking, and problem solving. To that we would add the attainment of some level of financial acumen. All of these skills apply, whether you’re working in the business, active in your family council, or sitting on the board of directors.

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