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Nerve
Lessons on Leadership from Two Women Who Went First
Martha Piper , Indira Samarasekera ,

Foreword by :

The Right Honourable Kim Campbell P.C.

Imprint:

ECW Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770416734

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Oct 04, 2022
$24.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 5.5 x 0.73 in | 0.84 lb

Page Count:

320 pages
ECW Press
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership
Biography: business and industry|Management: leadership and motivation
Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
  • Short Description
The first women to assume the presidencies of two of Canada’s largest research universities — the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta — Piper and Samarasekera share their insights and perspectives on the dilemmas and opportunities women confront as they take on leadership positions.

Candid and insightful perspectives on the dilemmas and opportunities women confront as they take on leadership positions

Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera had vastly different career paths on their way to becoming the first (and so far only) female presidents of two of Canada’s largest and most respected research universities and directors of some of the nation’s largest market cap companies, but what they had in common was their gender, their willingness to take risks when leadership opportunities presented themselves, and a work ethic second to none. It was not always easy, pretty, or fair, but it was always the result of choosing to answer the call to lead. A call that in the authors’ view, too many women still turn away from.

In Nerve: Lessons on Leadership from Two Women Who Went First, Piper and Samarasekera share their personal and professional stories, offering guidance for women leaders of every age and at every stage of their career. Nerve is a must-read for any woman who is leading today, considering leading, or thinking about life after leading.

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  • A LEADERSHIP BOOK FOR WOMEN AT EVERY AGE AND EVERY STAGE OF THEIR CAREER: Each chapter ends with practical lessons and advice for women who are leading today, considering leading, or thinking about life after leading.


  • A DUAL PERSPECTIVE: Martha Piper was born and raised in Ohio and did her undergrad in physical therapy at the University of Michigan, M.A. in child development at the University of Connecticut, and Ph.D. in epidemiology and biostatistics at McGill University. Indira Samarasekera was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and did her undergrad in mechanical engineering at the University of Sri Lanka. She continued her education at the University of California, as a Fulbright Scholar, and the University of British Columbia.


  • A TIMELY SUBJECT: Martha and Indira’s message of having the nerve to lead is resonating with women in business. They have promoted this book heavily through events with corporate and university partners. Events with the Rotman School of Management and Board Ready Women had over 200 attendees. There are events planned in 2022 with Bank of Montreal, CARE Canada, TCEnergy, and others. The election of Kamala Harris as VP of the United States has certainly shone an even brighter light on the lack of women in positions of high power. Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera are the only two women to lead their respective universities, and they want what they’ve learned in those positions to help other women achieve positions of power in their respective fields.


  • RIGHTS DEALS:
    • Audiobook rights sold to Tantor Media


  • “An honest career compendium for female leaders.” — Globe and Mail


  • “Part memoir, part leadership book, Nerve takes us on the lifelong journeys of Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera, culminating in their respective presidencies of two world-class institutions, University of British Columbia and University of Alberta. The compelling real-life stories of pitfalls and triumphs make Nerve definitely inspiring and empowering for future leaders.” — Sara Seager, OC, Professor of Planetary Science, Astrophysics and Aerospace Engineering at MIT, and bestselling author of The Smallest Lights in the Universe



Martha Piper served as the first woman president of the University of British Columbia and has been a director of the Bank of Montreal, Shoppers Drug Mart, and TransAlta Corporation. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she was born in Lorain, Ohio, and lives with her husband, William Piper, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Indira Samarasekera served as the first woman president of the University of Alberta and is a director of Magna International, TC Energy, Intact Financial Corporation, and Stelco and has served as a director of the Bank of Nova Scotia. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera rank with Canada’s most accomplished leaders of their generation, having led at the topmost levels in higher education, government policy-making and corporate boardrooms with legendary results. Now they tell us, with compelling stories and wise advice, how they did it to inspire women to answer the call to lead and follow in their footsteps. These are great lessons not just for women but for all of us who can learn to lead from their remarkable example.” — Rob Prichard, President Emeritus, University of Toronto

“This book is a gem. Nerve could easily be titled Grit and Grace, two entwined values dramatically explored through its pages. It tackles the unique challenges facing women leaders with compelling practical advice and imaginative resilience of two extraordinary women. It is a valuable manual for anyone — female or male — interested in the anatomy of leadership.” — David Johnston, Governor General of Canada (2010–2017)

“A step-by-step guide on how to overcome the self-doubt and paralyzing fear of failure instilled in us from our very beginnings by a world that still doesn’t welcome women into leadership. Piper and Samarasekera draw a map for women who are determined to beat the odds and take the risks necessary to grasp the brass ring. And then, once you have it, how to use your power for good. I couldn’t put it down.” — Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia (2011–2017)

“Part memoir, part leadership book, Nerve takes us on the lifelong journeys of Martha Piper and Indira Samarasekera, culminating in their respective presidencies of two world-class institutions, University of British Columbia and University of Alberta. The compelling real-life stories of pitfalls and triumphs make Nerve definitely inspiring and empowering for future leaders.” — Sara Seager, OC, Professor of Planetary Science, Astrophysics and Aerospace Engineering at MIT, and bestselling author of The Smallest Lights in the Universe

Nerve is a timely contribution to our collective knowledge about women and leadership. The authors’ shared learning, moving personal stories and reflective questions offer all of us—leaders and those who aspire to be—a powerful set of lessons. And yes, a reminder that above all, it is vital to find joy and ‘gather the sweet nectar out of life.” — Barbara Grantham, President and CEO, CARE Canada

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