Memphis has heralded recognition on many fronts. According to Entrepreneur magazine, Memphis is one of the Top 10 cites to start and grow a business. And, Memphis ranked 11th on Forbes’ 2011 “Best Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs” list.

How many female executives are in the S&P Midcap? How many female CEOs? How does a female executive’s pay compare to male executive’s pay in the S&P Midcap? Our research addressed these questions but opened up even more questions to answer.

We are living in a new era of business, one where international trade and e-commerce have almost completely taken shape. This new era of business and innovation has opened up the world to an entirely new demographic of invigorated and inspired business leaders: women.