Plenty of women are redefining success by leaving Corporate America to start their own companies . Others, including Sandra E. Peterson, CEO of Bayer'sCropScience unit, advise women to stay in the corporate game. “Set out to be the best at your game and understand that you’ll make sacrifices, trade-offs, and changes during your journey” she advises.
Still others, such as Kelli McGarraugh, President, MD Records, say they stumbled onto their life’s work and consuming passion . “One day, the opportunity presented itself and I decided to take the plunge,” she writes in one of our first-person essays by women who have made it to the top.
I loved learning that women turn out to be amazing hedge fund managers : Research shows that women generally make better money managers, and that funds managed by women significantly outperformed those run by men, with 9 percent returns for women and 5.82 percent for men.
Of course, the news isn’t all rosy for women, as you might imagine. Another of our stories shows that the progress of women through the ranks to the top of companies has stalled . In fact, the number of female chief executives in theStandard & Poor’s 500 is just 17, a little more than 3 percent.Page 2 of 3 | Prev Page | Next Page