In partnership with international relief agency CARE, an inspiring look at how women around the world are developing businesses and creating opportunity. In this ground-breaking business book, management expert Mary Cantando examines the stories of women in the developing world who, with help from the non-profit organization CARE, have capitalized on personal and professional opportunities, contributed to their communities, influenced their physical environment, and overcome discrimination on the road to establishing self-sufficiency and building strong lives and strong businesses Structured around these five principles CARE's mission statement, Leading with Care expertly bridges inspiring stories of human endeavor with straight-up business lessons that all of us can apply to our work and organizations. Featuring interviews with top female executives at American companies who devote their own time and resources to CARE, we see just how much we can learn when it comes to growth, opportunity, and community. Each section ends with a discussion and specific questions that will help you integrate the lessons in your own life. In an ever-shifting world, CARE's message is timeless.
Its practical approach to building businesses and self-sufficiency, in any economy, in any nation, gives us all hope and the power to create our own secure futures.
Mary Cantando is the founder and growth expert of WomanBusinessOwner.com, an organization that helps women start and grow businesses. As an envoy of the U.S. State Department, she has traveled to developing countries to speak to women about starting and growing their businesses. She is a chapter chair of the Women Presidents' Organization and a leading member of Women Impacting Public Policy and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
Foreword ( Sheila C. Johnson, Founder and CEO, Salamander Hospitality; Global Ambassador, CARE). Introduction. Part One developing self-sufficiency. 1. Creating Self-Sufficiency Through Training. 2. Blazing a Path Through Sports. 3. Overcoming Challenges to Achieve Self-Sufficiency. 4. Gaining Self-Sufficiency While Helping Others. 5. Implementing Self-Sufficiency in Your Own Life. Part Two capitalizing on opportunity. 1. Capitalizing on Opportunity in Niger. 2. Seizing Good Fortune. 3. Building a Different Kind of Business. 4. Overcoming Naysayers. 5. Capitalizing on Opportunity in Your Own Life. Part Three building community. 1. Building Community in India. 2. Building Community Everywhere. 3. Joining Forces in the BusinessWorld. 4. Creating an Advisory Board Community. 5. Building Community in Your Own Life. Part Four protecting the environment through action and policy. 1. Providing Clean Water in Mozambique. 2. Protecting the Environment Through Corporate Leadership. 3. Saving the Environment One Plate at a Time. 4. Building for the Future. 5. Safeguarding the Environment in Your Own Life. Part Five addressing discrimination. 1. Overcoming Discrimination Through Literacy. 2. Addressing Discrimination Through Corporate Leadership. 3. Learning to Capitalize on the Differences. 4. Overcoming Bias in the Legal Profession. 5. Addressing Discrimination in Your Own Life. A Final Note from the Author: Leaving a Legacy. Learning More About These Women and Organizations. Afterword (Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO, CARE). Acknowledgments. About the Author. Index.