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Hilarie OwenBy Hilarie Owen
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Hilarie OwenBy Hilarie Owen
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About

Hi, I’m Hilarie Owen and I’ve been immersed in what makes great leaders for the last 20 years, helping to inspire high performance in top teams around the world, including my research with the RAF’s Red Arrows.

For the last eight months, I’ve been investigating one of the more puzzling conundrums in leadership.

Women are doing amazing things in business, the military, politics, sports and the arts, yet the number of occupying senior posts is falling. Globally, gender parity is shifting backwards for the first time since 2006, according to the 2017 Global Gender Gap Report .  In the UK, according to a report from Grant Thornton in 2017, the number of women coming through into senior management posts is actually declining.  

How can this possibly be? Surely we already have the policies and procedures we need in place.

So I decided to go and find out what is actually happening.  

Over the last few months, I’ve interviewed numerous women at the top of many different fields, tracking their journeys into leadership. Even I am surprised by the patterns I’ve found and the lessons these women have learnt. Now I am looking to share the results with you.

In the past, I would have written a book for a conventional publisher. So far, I have written eight in total. This time I thought I would experiment and approach you for your support directly. In doing, we can build a community of women and men who believe that organisations would benefit from diversity.

My ambition is to fast track the production of a book and start reaching a worldwide audience of ambitious women early next year, giving them the tools to reach the top of their chosen career and highlight how organisations can become more genuinely inclusive. To find out more listen to the video.

So I am looking for an initial £5000 to support the production of the first thousand copies of my book that includes design, marketing, printing and distribution.

Then as my stretch target, I am looking to raise a further £3000 to build a campaign with launches in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Dublin in the Spring of next year. 

I want to showcase what real women leaders can achieve and how they can go about reaching the top of their chosen field. I am writing it for young women executives … those who are in management who want to have greater impact and contribution and those who are at risk of losing heart in their late 30s.

I am also looking to reach those already at the top of organisations who are setting policy and seeking a way to make gender parity a reality within more inclusive organisations, not just a set of policies and procedures.

Using the insight from my interviews with real women leaders, I address the challenges that women actually face in organisations around the world today. They come from diverse backgrounds and work in all walks of life.

Each has taken a leadership journey with defining moments, challenges and failures that show a road map that others can follow. Taken together, they will give you a practical series of lessons and insights into how women can reach the top and how we can build more inclusive organisations .

You can support my book and campaign in a number of ways, depending on where you are in building your career. I invite you to join my community and gain early access to the knowledge, insights and stories that I have been assembling.

I am creating a series of opportunities to engage directly with my base of knowledge and my network of expertise. We are also giving you the opportunity to lend your weight to the campaign, promoting your own capabilities and experience.

I am already travelling widely to interview some of the most inspiring women leaders in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. To make this book as good as it can be, I want to pull together the best resources I can find in editing, design, production, distribution and promotion.

By hitting our initial target, we can put ourselves on an accelerated path towards creating a package of a book and ebook for global distribution in March 2019. The funds in our stretch target will then go on building this campaign and this message with launch events in London, Cardiff, Dublin and Glasgow.  

The next step for me is to finish writing up the results and start planning the details of the campaign for how women can realistically reach the top.

One of the attractions of crowdfunding is that this can become a dynamic process through which we can collaborate in developing these messages. It will enable me to connect with readers and for them to be involved in further research and events where sharing of the latest knowledge and debates can take place. So I am hoping you will comment on a series of posts that I will start writing.

It is my strong belief that the world will be a better place with more women leaders … your support will make a huge difference in accelerating the production of this title and reaching an audience of ambitions women executives around the world.

With thanks,

Hilarie

Risks and challenges

I am an author, a speaker, a director and a campaigner. To ensure the quality of this title as a product, I am working with a professional editorial, design, production and marketing team at Novaro Publishing, who will the manage the delivery of the project, so we launch as scheduled and keep our promises to you. We will keep you updated on the progress we make, as we work towards publication in the Spring.

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