Monday, March 19, 2007

A Woman's Place Is In The Corner Office

In honor of Women’s History month, Hilary Kramer (pictured) takes a look at the state of women in business.
At a quick glance, it would appear we have much to celebrate. Women have made great strides since the days of our parents and grandparents. Women make up half the U.S. labor force. And the future looks bright.Women outnumber men 56 percent to 44 percent on college campuses. 40 percent of businesses in the U.S. are women owned. More than 50 percent of all management and professional positions are held by women, and many of the companies being run by women are out-performing those without women heads. Look at Meg Whitman at eBay or Maxine Clarke at Build-A-Bear, and you’ll find well-compensated women running high-growth companies with great success.

But if you look more closely at the CEO’s office and compensation -- especially in traditionally male-dominated sectors -- the facts reveal ... read more here.
Separately and from the book "Women Who Changed The World:"

Chapter 41
Dian Fossey

No one loved gorillas more. ~ Inscription on Dian Fossey's original grave marker

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