I would love to hear your opinions.
General comments on C-Suite (in Corporate America).
1) Discovering that the sacrifice isn't worth the 'reward'. Wanting more flexibility in their personal lives
2) Perceived barriers to entry -- good ole boys network, strong and healthy. With some token representation of women here and there. Perception is that person's reality
As an aside I am just about to read an article on the IBM CEO being named as one of the top women in Corporate America. And the comments, from readers, on the article are pretty negative, at first glance. Makes me wonder if the same things would be said, if the CEO were male.
I look forward to what other reflections others have, particularly on Entrepreneurship.....
Lack of confidence! Its a big issue.
Thank you Jo-Ann. I think you hit the nail on the head in the general comments section of your answer.
I find it really interesting that there are negative comments on the IBM CEO and I too wonder if the same thing would be said for a male incumbent.
Well said Jo-Ann. I will definitely look for the IBM article! I do think there is still a different standard held for the Women that choose C-Suite. Now I'm intrigued to revisit a report I read eons ago about how men/women react differently to 'criticisms' or doubters. hmmm....
Ooh Mary post that here if you have it. I would be curious to read.
I think confidence is a big part. When we come from a place of fear it just snowballs. Have you ever seen someone flounder in a role because of confidence? I had a female leader once who was so afraid of her male peers it manifested in her getting fired. She made the workplace unbearable that people were quitting. She clearly had the competence but lacked confidence.
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