Off-ramps and On-ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success by Sylvia Ann Hewlett (Hardcover)
According to the author, "fully 60 percent of highly qualified women have nonlinear careers" with many stepping off the fast track at least once to care for children or manage other family demands. In this volume, Hewlett describes the work of the Hidden Brain Drain Task Force, a group of 34 global companies committed to identifying better ways of recruiting, retaining, and "re-attaching" the best female talent. She also outlines a set of six core initiatives (with case examples) that other companies can use to combat female brain drain. Economist Hewlett (Columbia U.) is the founding President of the Center for Work-Life Policy.