Once upon a time, in December 2004, there was a gathering of about 100 of Tom Peters’ closest friends and associates, in Manchester, Vermont. At this gathering were Sally, Marti, Robyn, and Susan, four very accomplished women. And they talked. To the group, to each other, at lunch, and after meetings. They realized that they all had valuable expertise. And that each in her own right had an impact on the world. “What if we banded together?” they said. “How much more impact could we have if we formed a women’s network?” Thus, the Women Gurus Network was born. We talk to three of the founders, Sally Helgesen, Marti Barletta, and Susan Willett Bird, in our new Cool Friends interview.