I know the Glass Ceiling and my hope would be within 3 more decades of women in the work force that my nieces/grand nieces will have opportunities for advancement that were not there for me.
Just the facts:
- Only eight companies in the Fortune 500 were led by a woman CEO in 2005 and none of those companies were among the Fortune 100.
- More than one-half of the Fortune 500 had fewer than three women corporate officers.
- Fortune 500 companies with the highest percentages of women corporate officers yielded, on average, a 35.1 percent higher return on equity and 34 percent higher total return to shareholders than those with the lowest percentages of women corporate officers.
- Women also are busy on Main Street: Women in the United States are launching small businesses at more than twice the rate of men each year.