Twitter's Kirstine Stewart to Author 'Our Turn,' a Canadian Follow-up to Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's highest-ranked female, published a book called Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead earlier this year.

It became a bestseller and Sandberg successfully coined the phrase "leaning in," which now appears on many career feminists' Twitter bios.

Now it appears that women will be getting a second dose of this female empowerment via Kirstine Stewart, who left CBC earlier this year to head operations at Twitter Canada. Due in the spring of 2015, Stewart's book—currently titled Our Turn: Time For a New Kind of Leader—will be published by Random House Canada and deals with "women leaders in a time of new opportunities."

"Women have long been pushed to conform to what people have valued as traditional masculine leadership traits in business. Now that business values, and the values of what is expected of leadership, have changed, women are primed to take their place among leaders at the top," says Stewart.

"Changing the definitions of success and leadership so they better fit us all is a hugely important thing to do. Kirstine Stewart is leaping ahead with the conversation started by Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, showing us why the time is now for new ideas and female leaders, and how the new nimble business models and the new generation of women and men entering the work force will create success with a more female face," added Anne Collins, Publisher of the Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group.

"From the moment we first heard about Kirstine writing a book, I was beyond thrilled at the opportunity to publish an innovative, inspirational and deeply intelligent voice in the ongoing and lively discussion of women in business," Kristin Cochrane, President of Random House of Canada, said. "In speaking to her, my excitement grew further—this book will provoke, shape and extend this conversation and add a Canadian perspective."

Stewart is a member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, selected to advise the World Economic Forum. She was named Canadian Woman in Communications (CWC) 2010 Woman of the Year, and has been recognized by the Women's Executive Network as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Most recently, Playback Magazine named Kirstine their Person of the Year 2012, and Strategy Magazine recognized her leadership in taking CBC to Brand of the Year 2012.

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more




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