Carol Vallone Mitchell, PH.D. is the author of "Breaking Through “Bitch”: How Women Can Shatter Stereotypes and Lead Fearlessly" about how women lead and succeed. She cofounded Talent Strategy Partners, a talent management consulting firm, in 2001. She has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies and others to identify and develop leaders who will build and nurture the right workplace culture and drive results. She is an accomplished researcher in Women’s Leadership and gender differences in leadership effectiveness, with expertise in behavioral competency modeling. Carol has developed over 50 competency models used to assess and develop both men and women in all industries. Prior to co-founding Talent Strategy Partners, Carol was a principal at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, a consultant at the Hay Group and an HR generalist for the DuPont Merck pharmaceutical company. She received her doctorate in Organizational Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania where she developed a behavioral profile of success for women leaders. Continuing her research as a practitioner, she developed the Women’s Leadership Blueprint™. In addition to her book, reviewed by Fortune, Carol is a contributing editor for the Huffington Post, and has written numerous articles featured in publications including Fast Company, The Globe and Mail and Safari Books. Sought out for her insights on leadership, she has appeared on various programs including the Kathryn Zox Show and WBZ radio with Laurie Kirby. Carol is a go-to keynote speaker for companies and professional associations. She helps organizations advance women using the proprietary Women’s Leadership Blueprint 360 AssessmentTM, the WLB Development Action Guide, customized development programs and competency-based workshops.