Marcia Clemmitt

Foreword To Pamela Gilberd's The Eleven Commandments of Wildly Successful Women

Macmillan Spectrum - January 01, 1996

Women’s economic creativity is one of the best kept secrets in business today. Consider this. Nearly eight million U.S. businesses are women-owned. Women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men. One of every four U.S. workers is employed by a woman-owned business. Yet a recent survey of newspaper business sections showed that only 14 percent of front-page references were to women.

It’s time to acknowledge the truth — that working women have the tools to create wild success for ourselves and others and that we use these tools every day. The economic achievement of women is the untold business story of the nineties. The Eleven Commandments of Wildly Successful Women gets that story out in all its richness. It helps ensure that the breadth of women’s economic power and profit-producing ability will remain secret no longer.