When it comes to the most influential women in business, female entrepreneurs are king
By Dan Farrar ESPN.com/Business Insider The following is an excerpt from the book The Most Influential Women in Business: The Powerful Women Who Shape Our World.
By Dan FARRAR(CBS News) A woman who rose to prominence in her field is the most powerful woman in business.
She is a former executive at a global pharmaceutical company, the head of a Fortune 500 corporation, and one of the most-powerful people in the world.
That is the conclusion that Fortune 500 CEOs are already making, as they consider hiring women as managers and consultants.
But the number one role of the woman who makes her mark in the workplace remains unchanged.
Women are still relegated to the sidelines.
Women still get short shrift in business meetings.
Women still receive less consideration than men in sales and marketing.
Women are still viewed as second-class citizens, and as potential competitors in a culture where it is assumed that women are second-rate workers.
Women are underrepresented in corporate boardrooms and executive positions.
And, yet, we still do not see equal representation of women in leadership positions.
This is not the case with women who have risen through the ranks of the world’s most powerful companies.
This is not a situation that women can just magically disappear into.
Women make up almost 30% of all Fortune 500 employees.
This means that for every female CEO who reaches the top, there are more than 300 women.
Women occupy the top 1% of the Fortune 500’s CEO ranks.
That is because of their position as the top female sharers.
In the early 2000s, Fortune 500 companies accounted for nearly two-thirds of all U.S. jobs.
By 2013, that number had grown to more than four-fifths.
It is estimated that more than 100,000 women have served in the U.P.S.’ top management positions since the early 1990s.
But the number of women who lead those companies remains relatively low.
While women made up more than half of the workforce in the early days of the Internet, they made up just about half of those leaders in the late 2000s.
By the end of 2013, more than 50% of Fortune 500 executives were women.
There are two reasons for this disparity.
First, there is no one-size-fits-all formula to be used to determine which women to hire.
Women can be a great fit for different positions.
For example, there has been a significant rise in the number and types of roles in which women are now being promoted.
Second, companies are hiring women in part because they believe women can bring a more dynamic, forward-looking leadership style to their organizations.
In order to become a successful executive, women must be able to think strategically and think outside the box.
The rise of the women-driven Internet and its role in the rise of women’s participation in leadership roles is a case in point.
The Internet has empowered women and has empowered their ability to think differently, take risks and innovate.
The Web’s democratization of innovation has made it possible for women to take on new roles that were previously held by men.
Women in technology are often perceived as an easy target for criticism, but in fact, they are also an important part of the solution.
Technology has helped open up new opportunities for women, especially those in the technology industry, to reach new audiences and reach more people.
Technology is an important component of the new economy.
The United States has the second-highest percentage of women employed in the private sector, behind only Japan, and more than two-fifth of women working in technology were women in 2007.
The Internet has changed the way people work, access the Internet and communicate.
And while the technology revolution has created a diverse workforce, the Internet is also a source of diversity.
The Internet and women are not the only places where women are undervalued.
In a 2014 Forbes Magazine article titled How We Got There: Women in Tech, the Gender Gap and the Rise of a New Age, women in technology and the workplace were not considered equal partners.
“As a woman in technology, I have seen women as secondary to men in every category,” said Lauren Bixby, a software developer in San Francisco.
“I see them as disposable and expendable.
They are not even as important to the company as men.”
The gender gap is still evident in many areas of business.
According to a recent Forbes Magazine report titled The Rise of the Most Powerful Women in America, women make up only 6% of those working in the software and technology industries.
The report also states that the majority of tech executives are men.
In other words, it is a very different environment from the one in which many women started out in their careers.
The same report shows that there is an enormous gender gap in leadership.
Only 6% (6%) of those CEOs are