Where Are the Women?
Prince, C. J., Chief Executive (U.S.)
They're out there, but they're not settling for second best.
The prevailing wisdom of the early 1990s was that women would soon be entering the C-suite in great numbers. Women had begun assuming management positions, and new CEOs seemed to be shattering stereotypes - and the glass ceiling.
Yet the dearth of women in senior ranks today is palpable. Carly Fiorina's exit in February brought the number of Fortune 500 women CEOs down to a paltry seven, and the benches below arc hardly representative of the gender makeup of the work force. So what's the problem? Have women opted out in droves for full-time child-rearing, as the media hype suggests?
Not even close, says …
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Publication information: Article title: Where Are the Women?. Contributors: Prince, C. J. - Author. Magazine title: Chief Executive (U.S.). Issue: 209 Publication date: June 2005. Page number: 28+. © 1999 Chief Executive Publishing. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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