Selena Rezvani works to propel more women into the top echelons of businesses. Selena wrote her debut book, The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What You Need to Lead but Won’t Learn in Business School (Praeger, 2009), while pursuing her MBA at Johns Hopkins University where she graduated first in her class! Selena has this to say about her book:
"As a first year MBA student and aspiring business leader, I saw a hole in the leadership development literature. Being on the cusp of Generation X and Generation Y, I sought a roadmap that could tell me how someone of my specific age and experience level could move up in the business world. I wanted to hear advice from women who had actually achieved leadership status, including “Don’t do this…,” “Make sure you do this,” “Skip wasting your time on that….” Propelled to find answers to my questions, I interviewed thirty c-level women, including Melissa Monk, CIO at CapitalOne, Jamie McCourt, former President of the LA Dodgers, Mei Xu, CEO of Chesapeake Bay Candle, and Katharine Weymouth, CEO of The Washington Post. The advice provided became the basis for my new book, The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What You Need to Lead but Won't Learn in Business School, which details the hardest-won lessons of women at the top in a candid and conversational style. The guidebook I wished I’d had when graduating with my MBA, the book provides tangible how-tos on navigating the workplace as a woman. As the title of my book suggests, many of the topics I cover are ones that you don’t learn about in formal business preparation programs. Too many people assume that if they’re technically competent, they have everything they need to succeed in the business world. This is not true. So much of one’s career trajectory is affected by the ability to influence, affect change, motivate others--even one’s level of likability. The book provides the missing information, arming women with tools and insights covering all of these topics and more."
Read more about Selena's book on nextgenwomen.com.