Saturday, August 05, 2006

Women still playing catch-up in the executive suite

No. 1 problem

If the numbers in a new study are accurate, it could take 40 years for there to be an equal number of women and men in Fortune 500 corporate officer ranks. According to Catalyst, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that studies women at work, women continue to be underrepresented in top corporate leadership positions.

Is something holding women back? Amy Joyce takes a look.

Related: Rate of Women's Advancement to Top Corporate Officer Positions Slow (pdf), Census of Women Top Earners (pdf)

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Shirazi said...

I have always been against "Who is the number one" race. May be proving this is consuming much of our energies. Let us think equal and let the work speak for itself. No?

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

It continues to be difficult for women just as your post highlights.

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Deb S. said...

Shi and Dr. Deb: What I hope for is quite simple: that women and men with comparable skills get equal opportunities for promotions.

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Rose said...

Sadly I don't think this will change soon. There is a glass ceiling in the corporate that is too difficult to break. It does take being a part of the inner network system.

Deb S. said...

Rose: I believe you're right.