Women in the Executive Suite

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Corporate Women: Few among Many

Recent Increase of Women in Management

After more than a decade of affirmative action legislation, pressure from the women's movement and some significant victories in the courts by women alleging job-related sex discrimination, U.S. corporations are opening their managerial ranks to women as never before. The number of women in high-level, high-paying corporate jobs still is quite small and it is likely to be at least several decades before women come anywhere near parity of representation in the executive suite. But, according to a recent report published by The Conference Board, an independent business research organization, “a change process leading in that direction is now clearly under way and it has already had an important effect on at least some very ...

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