This book is not about what women should do, and it’s not a preachy TEDTalk. Disrupters by Dr Patti Fletcher shows what different women in business have done to reach success as they define it. From board members to CEOs to freelancers to entrepreneurs, the business world is stacked against women because they follow the unspoken rules of business culture made long before women entered the workforce.
Tech executive, board member, and angel investor Dr. Patti Fletcher recognizes the existing rules of business and then showcases the women who have found success by breaking them. With exciting insights and uplifting stories, Disrupters demystifies what it takes to go where so few have gone before by. It explores the mindsets that help or hinder success against all odds. It helps readers to discover the right time to begin the journey to a role that feels too big and too hard to obtain; and to learn the habits, tactics, and relationships that separate those who succeed from those who do not. It shows how to build a personal board of directors that will catapult you to the professional boardroom; and it reveals what it means to achieve your own version of success with case studies and interviews with women of diverse races, ages, backgrounds, and industries.
Disrupters isn’t about me; it’s about you. It’s about equipping you with the knowledge, confidence, and maybe even that extra boost of courage you need to succeed.
If you are looking for a business book on finding success in the world doing things your own way, well this is a great place to start.
I want you to find your own path, as I and the women profiled throughout this book have. I want you to experience success your way.
About the author
Dr. Patti Fletcher is a leading advocate for women in business leadership and technology and an authority on how to create a culture of inclusion to drive real business results. She is recognized as a futurist and gender equity advocate; student of the inclusive talent economy and future of leadership; and innovation through inclusion expert. She writes, advises and speaks on topics related to driving progress through people. Patti is a seasoned tech executive, award-winning marketing influencer, board member, angel investor and speaker. She is a VIP contributor to Entrepreneur.com, writes for Huffington Post and The Digitalist. She has contributed to and been featured in Inc., The Guardian, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, and The Muse. Patti advises corporate executives and board members from lean start-ups to Fortune 100s, from small community organizations to large global non-profits.
Why LoA loves it….
The world of business needs a little more disruption if women entrepreneurs are to really break through and build game-changing businesses. This is a great read that brings the very real stories of women disruptors who are shaking things up in their own business worlds. It’s inspiring, challenging, and makes you challenge whether you are doing enough in your own space to make that all important breakthrough. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and ceo of Lionesses of Africa