Is the U.S. poised for an influx of women to take over top jobs?

June 20, 2013

 

  • After the release of Lean In this March, Sheryl Sandberg is a name hard to ignore. Since then, she’s headlined conferences and brought her occasionally controversial advice across the country. What have we really learned from her? Read here.
  • America will soon have its first female African American – Ursula Burns --head a Fortune 500 company.  It won’t stop there, either. Burns says an influx of women will soon be taking over top jobs in the U.S.
  • Duke Energy, a Fortune 500 company and the largest electric power holding corporation in America, named Lynn Good as its next president and CEO. She’ll take over beginning January 2014.
  • Working and raising kids sounds tough, right? Plenty of women do it nowadays. Check out this interview with Val Insignares, president of Longhorn Steakhouse. Her main philosophy: A job is what you do, not who you are.
  • Everyone’s probably heard of Mad Men, but what About Mad Women? In 1971, Shelly Lazarus joined Ogilvy & Mather as the only female employee. In 1997, she became CEO of America’s top ad agency. Watch her talk about her experiences.
  • In the tech world, asking the right questions is AS vital as finding the correct answers, according to Vice President of Ecosystem Development and Platform Solutions for AT&T Laura Merling. Questions drive progress, and helped her launch her successful career.