Capturing the excitement and drama as her staff of young mothers
navigates uncharted waters at a turning point in Canadian social and
business history, Token Woman: The One That Got Away is the record
of an early adventure in Decision Support as well as being significant
"Jeanette's work on the development of decision support systems
was in advance of anything which then existed in our industry,
and received recognition at the international management level.
The available computer technology was primitive compared to
what is now available, but Jeanette creatively developed techniques
for squeezing the most out of what we had, to the extent that she
was able to successfully construct corporate models and simulations
of a high level of sophistication.
Perhaps the best testimonial is that I was many times asked
by top members of the parent company in London if there was
any chance of being able to entice her to come back to us."
K. G. Harris, CEO Emeritus,
Commercial Union Canada
Beginning with a tour of the ´landscape of the insurance world´,
young women making their career choices will step back in time
to ´shadow´ a management consultant, from her initial foot-in-the-door,
through the maneuvers, to the inside councils of top management.
"Not simply opening this world of professionalism, Jeanette invites
the reader into her confidence as well. Though the 'Token Woman'
retains somehow her reclusive self, the reader delights and easily
intuits the personal from her outlines, making it possible for a
young woman to recognize herself in the role of 'Token Woman'.
Witty and pithy, Token Woman summons all the power of story-telling
to convey life´s complex messages.
Pursuing C.P.Snow´s vision of the marriage of Art and Science, the trends
in learning are welcoming literature based curriculum and interdisciplinary
ventures. With Token Woman, Science is seriously wooing Art."
Susan Duncan, Mediator and Education Lecturer
Styles of Mind, CEO
Preparing for the 21st century, young women need much more than
we can give them in one day a year visits to our offices. Whether
women´s future holds a backlash or security in separation, a standoff
or full participation, these management skills and women´s issues
need our urgent attention.