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Beyond the Label

Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms

About the Book

The former global CEO of Chanel charts her unlikely path from literature major to global chief executive, guiding readers to move beyond the confines of staid expectations and discover their own true paths, strengths, and leadership values.

Driven. Shy. Leader. Wife. Mother. We live in a world of categories — labels designed to tell the world, and ourselves, who we are and ought to be. Some we may covet, others we may fear or disdain; but creating a life that’s truly your own, means learning to define yourself on your own terms.

In Beyond the Label, Maureen Chiquet charts her unlikely path from literature major to global chief executive. Sharing the inklings, risks and (re)defining moments that have shaped her exemplary career, Chiquet seeks to inspire a new generation of women, liberal arts grads, and unconventional thinkers to cultivate a way of living and leading that is all their own.

Through vivid storytelling and provocative insights, Chiquet guides readers to consider the pressing questions and inherent paradoxes of creating a successful, fulfilling life in today’s increasingly complex and competitive world.

"Why should we separate art from business, feelings from logic, intuition from judgment?" Chiquet poses. "Who decided you can’t be determined and flexible, introspective and attuned, mother and top executive? And where does it state standing unflinchingly in your vulnerability, embracing your femininity, won’t make you stronger?"

Wise, inspiring, and deeply felt, Beyond the Label is for anyone who longs for a life without limits on who she is or who she will become.

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Critical Praise

Read this marvelous book twice. First, enjoy the rare glimpse Maureen gives us about how uniqueness is created - by becoming, not simply doing. Then read it again while you stand in front of a mirror. You almost literally will hear Maureen’s’ voice about not just doing your brand, but being your brand. —Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator's Dilemma

Her book is spot on. To me, and to many others, she is the ultimate role model-and not just for women. —Millard Drexler, Chairman and CEO, J. Crew Group

As someone who has worked with Maureen for years, I’ve seen her grow into a confident and effective leader who knows how to mentor young talent, take risks and innovate, and create long-term success. Her book offers a lot of heart, wisdom, and practical advice, and I think it will be a great inspiration to many- and not only women. —Jenny Ming, President and CEO, Charlotte Russe

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062655721
  • ISBN 10: 0062655728
  • Imprint: HarperBusiness
  • On Sale: 04/18/2017
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 18.99 CAD
  • BISAC2: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business
  • BISAC3: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Fashion & Textile Industry

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