– JoAnn Lublin, author of a new book “Earning It: Hard-won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World.”
The book is the subject of an article titled “Five Common Traits of Women Who Reach the C-Suite” by Stephanie Vozza on fastcompany.com.
The book includes insights from leaders such as Diane Bryant, Intel; Penny Herscher, former CEO of FirstRain; Ann Mulcahey, former Xerox CEO; and Ellen Kullman, former CEO of DuPont.
The article outlines several steps that have helped these successful women and others “blaze a trail that can be followed.” These include:
- Have a background in Technology, math or engineering
- Gain extensive line management experience
- Don’t be afraid to raise your hand
- Be willing to take risks
- Find a sponsor