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Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the founding president and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation, a nonprofit think tank where she chairs a Task Force focused on fully realizing the new streams of talent in the global marketplace. She is the author of 10 Harvard Business Review articles, 10 critically acclaimed nonfiction books including Off-Ramps and On-Ramps and Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets. Acknowledged as one of the world's top business gurus, her writings have been widely published and she’s a featured blogger on A Kennedy Scholar and graduate of Cambridge University, she earned her PhD in economics at London University. READ MORE

The Missing Link Between Merit and Success

"Sylvia Ann Hewlett is once again leading the way by examining a critical component of business success, Executive Presence. She is a master at making a vague topic clear. She demystifies the meaning of Executive Presence and provides tangible, practical advice that readers can easily use to lift their game."

Anré Williams, President, Global Merchant Services, American Express

"Sylvia Ann Hewlett's book is essential reading for anyone striving to minimize the gap between how others perceive you and how you want to be seen. Executive Presence will transforms careers and unleash a current of previously untapped potential on the world."

Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan

"This is a powerful and urgent book for young professionals climbing the ladder. Credentials alone will not get you the next big opportunity, you also need Executive Presence – the ability to signal confidence and credibility. "

Sallie Krawcheck, Business Leader, 85 Broads

"In this significant book, Sylvia Ann Hewlett challenges the conventional wisdom that executive presence is an innate quality that can barely be defined, much less developed. Anyone seeking to close the gap between their merit and their success could benefit from her practical, engaging, and humane advice."

Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU School of Law

"In Executive Presence, Sylvia Ann Hewlett forges into that murky gray zone between how women look and how they perform. With wit and aplomb, Hewlett convincingly shows why presence matters, and how women (and men) can achieve it without compromising their values or their careers. Her advice is well-researched, heartfelt, and always on the mark."

Debora Spar, President of Barnard College and author of Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection

"Whether you are an aspiring corporate star or a seasoned veteran Sylvia Ann Hewlett's Executive Presence will captivate you—pithily written, laden with stories and grounded in the latest research. You will find a lesson that you can't wait to adopt on every page. It is the modern handbook on the art of visible leadership for which many of us have been waiting."

Trevor Phillips, Former Chairman, UK Equality and Human Rights Commission

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