A compendium of groundbreaking research studies conducted by bestselling author and notable economist   Sylvia Ann Hewlett   and her team at The Center for Talent Innovation.

A compendium of groundbreaking research studies conducted by bestselling author and notable economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett and her team at The Center for Talent Innovation.


by Sylvia Ann Hewlett

A compendium of four critical selections, including: Off-Ramps and On-Ramps RevisitedVaulting the Color BarThe X-Factor, and The Power of Out,” as well as a new introduction and new forewords by Joanna Coles, Cornel West, Mellody Hobson, and Kenji Yoshino.

The Center for Talent Innovation, a non-profit think tank, has a long history of focusing on challenges and issues pertaining to the workplace.

The mission is two-fold: to drive groundbreaking research that leverages talent across the divides of gender, generation, geography, and culture; and to create a community of senior executives united by an understanding that full utilization of the global talent pool is at the heart of competitive success.

The flagship project of CTI is the Task Force for Talent Innovation and was founded in 2004. To date, the Task Force has spearheaded 200-plus new best practices, many of which are “second-generational” and go beyond access and opportunity to retention and acceleration. This action on the ground has garnered significant attention (ten Harvard Business Review studies and numerous articles in the Wall Street JournalFinancial TimesStrategy & BusinessThe Huffington Post, and others) which brands Task Force members as “thought leaders” in global talent management. The Task Force is comprised of more than seventy-five global corporations and organizations representing nearly six million employees in 192 countries.

Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Paperback, 2014: 9780988931237
US $15.95 | Business / Economics
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Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the founder and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation, a nonprofit think tank. She founded and chairs the Task Force for Talent Innovation, 80 global companies focused on fully realizing the new streams of talent in the global marketplace. For nine years she directed the Gender and Policy Program at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and is ranked #16 on the "Thinkers 50" listing of the world's top business gurus. She is the author of 11 Harvard Business Review articles and ten critically acclaimed nonfiction books including Off-Ramps and On-RampsWinning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets; and in 2013, Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor (Harvard Business Review Press). Her writings have appeared in The New York Times and Financial Times, and she is a featured blogger on HBR.org. She is a frequent guest on television, appearing on OprahThe News Hour with Jim LehrerCharlie Rose, the Today show and CNN Headline News. Hewlett has taught at Cambridge, Columbia, and Princeton universities. A Kennedy Scholar and graduate of Cambridge University, she earned her PhD in economics at London University.