1. Why Only 14% of Top U.S. Execs are Women

    Why Only 14% of Top U.S. Execs are Women

    A CNNMoney analysis of the top five executive positions in Corporate America paints a depressing picture about future female leadership...

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    1. It's kind of shocking really. With all of the attention the issue gets, you'd think companies would be doing better.
    2. If you don't have women in the pipeline, they are not going to get the top job.
    3. When we close our eyes and picture what a CEO looks like, too often the picture that comes to mind is that of a white man.
    4. It doesn't just mean being a mentor. Sponsorship means you are really fighting for that person.
    5. There is a disproportionate number of women in staff roles. It's on the backs of both women and the corporations
    6. It's traditionally and will be for the foreseeable future an all-in enterprise to be a chief executive. It becomes your whole life.
    7. If I get a job because I'm a woman, it undermines me from the start.
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