Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Are Women Happy Under the Glass Ceiling?

Even before The Wall Street Journal coined the term "glass ceiling" 20 years ago, researchers debated why women seldom reach the highest ranks in business. Do women choose less stressful jobs so they can enjoy life more? Are they shut out of golf games and other informal networks that help men make crucial professional contacts?

Before we move on to answer those questions, I want to give you the powerful ending FIRST so you understand why we established the EFCA blog:

[But Susan Solovic, CEO of SBTV, a Web site that creates video programming aimed at small-business owners, offers another reason why women aren't complaining about the pay gap: They've decided to work for themselves. The number of women-owned firms grew 17% between 1997 and 2004, according to the Center for Women's Business Research, while the total number of firms rose only 9%. Says Solovic: "There is really no glass ceiling when it comes to owning your own business."]

Now read the article below to find out how and why it leads to Susan's concluding remarks and then let us know what you think!

Are Women Happy Under The Glass Ceiling?

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