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A New Paradigm of Influence and Equity

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About the Book

Power is the critical ingredient and the missing link in women’s struggle for equality. Although there have been giant steps towards gender parity, there are still barriers to overcome. This book is an action-based guide that demonstrates in specific and systematic ways how to replicate the successes of women who have effectively wielded and kept power. Through interviews, various women in high-ranking government, administrative and business roles share their journeys and influences, and how they developed the competencies and foundational traits to influence others. The author proposes the application of a new power construct—the WomenPower Paradigm—which rejects traditional Machiavellian concepts of power in favor of strategies such as honesty, trust, and mentoring.

About the Author(s)

Theresa del Tufo is a community leader, educator, organizational consultant, and technical and motivational writer. She is currently the CEO at del Tufo Consulting, LLC. In March of 2009, Theresa was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women by Governor Jack Markell, for her lifetime achievement and outstanding accomplishments. She lives in Dover, Delaware.

George Banez, a scientist and author, is a consultant for nonprofit organizations. He grew up in the Philippines and attended graduate school in Japan, learning ways to best conserve forests through the science of silviculture and ecophysiology. He trained in environmental economics in Denmark, and managed programs at botanical gardens and museums in the United States. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Theresa del Tufo and George Banez
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 196
Bibliographic Info: appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8111-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4242-0
Imprint: Toplight

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface 1
Introduction 5
Chapter 1. Background Information: Definition of Power: Machiavellian or WomenPower Paradigm? 9
Chapter 2. Roadmap to Power: Foundational Character Traits and Core Competencies 12
Chapter 3. Roadmap to Power: A Five-Step Process 41
Chapter 4. Remarkable Women and the New Power Model 50
Chapter 5. Let’s Hear It from the Men 97
Chapter 6. Let’s Hear It from the Millennials: An Accidental Discovery 144
Chapter 7. Conclusions and Path Forward 158
Appendix: Women and Power Study Questionnaires 169
References 181
Index 187