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Women as Mentors: Does She or Doesn’t She? | DDI

[Research Series] "...With such an influx of women into the business world, it would seem inevitable that more women would begin to fill executive offices. However, in 2012 there were no more women in top leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies than in 2011..."

[From ddiworld.com] “…Today, women comprise nearly half of the workforce. The additional productive power of women entering the workforce from 1970 until today accounts for about 25 percent of current GDP (McKinsey, 2011). Women are a strong force in the economy, one that is growing as more women across the globe enter the workforce in greater numbers than ever before…”

“…With such an influx of women into the business world, it would seem inevitable that more women would begin to fill executive offices. However, in 2012 there were no more women in top leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies than in 2011 (Catalyst, 2012). There are a few who successfully make it to the top of their field, but it is a long, hard climb. Among them are familiar names like Meg Whitman, Oprah Winfrey, Indra Nooyi, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. These are all very different women—from different backgrounds, with different education and careers spanning different industries. What they do have in common is the role that mentoring played in helping them along the way…”


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