By jessie kornberg • September 16, 2010•Ms. JD, Ms. JD Book Reviews
In 1993 Janet Hanson left Goldman Sachs. She left a trail of ground-breaking achievement and public struggles with gender norms and work/life balance challenges behind her. Four years later Hanson unveiled what would become 85 Broads, a global network of business women.
More than 85 Broads: Women Making Career Choices, Taking Risks, and Defining Success on Their Own Terms tells the story of the organization and shares the experiences of some of its most remarkable members. The contributors are largely other Goldman Sachs trailblazers, who share professional and personal stories of struggle and success.
I think the thing I like best about these reflections is that they don't shy away from sharing low points. Sometimes the stories of "those who came before us" can be a bit intimidating. These stories aren't complaining, but they are utterly human. An inspiring read.