By Douglas M. Branson
Not till 1997 did a feminine turn into leader government officer of a Fortune 500 company (Jill Barad, at Mattel Toy Co. Women’s growth when you consider that that point has been in suits and starts off, exceptionally sluggish. The variety of girls CEOs reached four in 1999 purely to slip again to two in 2001. in the meantime, whereas now not achieving whatever coming near near parity, ladies made major strides in politics (as senators, cupboard secretaries and governors), in not-for-profit spheres (as CEOs of well-being care and health center organisations or of United approach chapters, with budgets of billions of dollars), and at faculties and universities (23 % have girl presidents or chancellors). presently, 3%, or 15, of Fortune 500 CEOs are women.
After studying intimately the educations, occupation progressions, pronouncements and observations, in addition to relations lives, of the nineteen ladies who've risen to the pinnacle (sitting and previous CEOs), this publication asks, and makes an attempt to reply to, questions:
Why haven’t extra girls reached the CEO suite?How may possibly girls in company higher place themselves to ascend to the pinnacle?