DescriptionA fascinating look at the top women at Berkshire Hathaway and how they got there
Although proportionally women continue to lag far behind men as CEOs and board members at major institutions, there has been a marked uptick in the number of female business leaders in recent years. Looking at the changes that have happened at Berkshire Hathaway—Warren Buffett's holding company, The Women of Berkshire Hathaway: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Female CEOs and Directors provides a unique look at the gradual shattering of the glass ceiling at one of America's top firms.
An influx of female leadership over the past few years—today there are four female CEOs, up from just one a decade ago—has invigorated Berkshire Hathaway with energy and unique female insight. Profiling these remarkable women, the book provides motivational and management information for a wide range of readers, from business students to Buffett fans.
- Looks closely at the female board members of Berkshire Hathaway and the female managers who run Berkshire Hathaway companies
- Follows the paths that brought these women to their current positions
- Explores their working relationship with their employees and Warren Buffett, and how they balance work and their private lives
The only book focusing on eight of the most powerful women at Berkshire Hathaway, The Women of Berkshire Hathaway is an inspirational read about the triumph of a group of remarkable women within a company once dominated by men.
Chapter 1 Rose Blumkin—Magic Carpet Ride 1
Chapter 2 Susan Jacques—Puttin’ On the Glitz 27
Chapter 3 Doris Christopher—Kitchen Counter Culture 65
Chapter 4 Cathy Baron Tamraz—Distribution Evolution 97
Chapter 5 Marla Gottschalk—Consuming Passion 121
Chapter 6 Beryl Raff—Precious Mettle 145
Chapter 7 Charlotte Guyman—Impact Creator 167
Chapter 8 Susan Decker—Desire to Inspire 193
Chapter 9 Katharine Graham—Capital Publisher 213
Chapter 10 Women at the Top and at the Table 235
About the Author 277