WHY AREN’T THERE MORE WOMEN IN POWER?
Does it really matter that only 2.4 per cent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women? Or that women make 81 per cent of what men earn?
Those are two of the most compelling questions that are not explicitly answered in workplaces across America.
If we are striving for equality, what exactly do we want? More stay-at-home dads so that women can run half of America’s businesses and hold more congressional seats?
With a troubled Wall Street and broken Washington, D.C., we need to take a hard look at our leaders.
And if women are part of the solution, they should step up.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg once put it succinctly: “Women need to lean forward into their careers.”
MEET THE DEBATERS
MARIA BARTIROMO / CNBC
IT’S ALL PERFORMANCE
CLAIRE GRUPPO / GRUPPO, LEVEY & CO
BIOLOGY IS THE PROBLEM
MICHAEL D. HAIS AND MORLEY WINOGRAD / Authors
SAYU BHOJWANI / New American Leaders Project
JANE WURWAND / Dermalogica
JEAN OELWANG / Virgin Unite
MORE WOMEN IN POWER: CHARTS, Q&As, AND MORE
‘By The Time I Was 23, I Was Running A $50 Million Business’
CHART: Female Heads Of State And Government Worldwide
CHARTS: Where The Wage Gap Is Widest And Slimmest In America
SHERYL SANDBERG: ‘This Is The Most Important Career Choice’
‘Women Don’t Ask For What They Want, And It’s Holding Them Back’
CHART: Despite Recent Gains, Women Are Only 17% Of Congress
CHARTS: The Wage Gap Between Men And Women Across Industries
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