Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the founding president and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation (formerly the Center for Work-Life Policy), a Manhattan-based think tank where she chairs the “Task Force for Talent Innovation”. She also directs the Gender and Policy Program at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Hewlett is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Century Association and the World Economic Forum Council on Women’s Empowerment. She is the author of 12 books including Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets and the forthcoming Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor, due out September 2013.
The most ambitious women in the world still need sponsors. It’s disingenuous for Sheryl Sandberg to suggest otherwise