About: Sally Helgesen

World’s premier expert on women’s leadership.

Sally Helgesen

Best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach.

Sally Helgesen, cited in Forbes as the world’s premier expert on women’s leadership, is a best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach. For the last thirty years, her mission has been to help women leaders around the world recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths and support senior teams seeking to build more inclusive cultures.

Sally’s most recent book, How Women Rise, co-authored with coaching legend Marshall Goldsmith, became the top-selling title in its field within a week of publication. It explores the specific habits most likely to get in women’s way as they seek advancement and offers powerful practices to help women realize their full potential.

Sally’s six previous books include The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as a classic and continuously in print since 1990, and The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations, cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership of all time and credited with bringing the language of inclusion into business.

In addition to delivering workshops and keynotes in corporations, partnership firms, universities and associations around the world, Sally has consulted with the UN on building more inclusive country offices in Africa and Asia, led programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College and been visiting scholar at Northwestern University, U-Nordic Stockholm, and the Lauriston Institute Melbourne AU. She is a contributing editor for Strategy + Business magazine and a member of the MG 100 Coaching Network and the New York and International Women’s Forums. She lives in Chatham, NY.

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“Sally is a brilliant thinker who can turn her great ideas into practical advice. No one can provide greater insight for women on seeking to be leaders or for organizations trying to develop talented women.”

- Marshall Goldsmith

“Sally is an original. She pioneered women’s leadership before it was a popular topic and has established herself as the gold standard in the field. No one is more qualified than Sally.”

- Amani El Bayoumi