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Women in the Economy: Tales From Those Who’ve Made It - eBook and Video - The Wall Street Journal

It's rare to hear successful women talk about how they made it to the top - the sacrifices they had to make, the tradeoffs and the pain. It's even rarer to hear successful men talk about their own biases - as well as those of their companies - that have too often held women back.

That's what makes this book so rare: In these pages, top female and male executives reveal all this and more. Speaking at two Wall Street Journal conferences about Women in the Economy, in 2011 and 2012, these executives offer a rare, insightful and sometimes emotional glimpse behind the corporate curtain that is all too often shut. You'll hear it straight from the best of the best, including Madeleine Albright, Carol Bartz, Sandra Day O'Connor, Geena Davis, Marissa Mayer, Indra Nooyi, Sallie Krawcheck, Denise Morrison, Beth Mooney and Jane Shaw.

Why does the pipeline of smart, talented women suddenly spring a leak in mid-career? Nobody knows better than these women, and nobody knows better why there are others who forge ahead -- all the way to the top.

The book includes video excerpts from the interviews at the conference.