Sally Helgesen


Sally Helgesen, the author of six books, has been delivering women’s leadership programs for over 25 years. As a speaker and consultant, she has helped women in corporations, partnership firms, universities and associations around the world to gain a more powerful understanding of how to use their skills to maximum advantage.

Sally’s most recent book, The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, explores how women’s strategic insights can strengthen their careers and benefit their organizations. Her best-selling The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as “the classic work” on women’s leadership styles, has been continuously in print since 1990 and translated into 12 languages. The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time and is credited with bringing the language of inclusion into business.

Clients include Chevron, Google, IBM, Eli Lilly, BHP Billiton Melbourne, Navigant, Leadership California, Morgan Stanley, Lincoln Financial Group, The World Bank, The West Point Military Academy, Boston Scientific, Orrick LLP, Roschier LLP Helsinki, ING Amsterdam and The Distributed Education Network, Oslo.

Sally has consulted with UNDP on building more inclusive country offices in Africa and Asia, led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College, and been visiting scholar at Northwestern University, U-Nordic, Stockholm and the Lauriston Institute, Melbourne. She is a contributing editor and monthly columnist for Strategy + Business magazine and a member of The Learning Network and the International Women’s Forum. She lives in Chatham NY.