10 Sep '11, 4pm

Emerging Markets, Emergent Women: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the Developing World

Emerging Markets, Emergent Women: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in the Developing World

"Great value derives not only from women as leaders, but also from the diversity of thought that women can help provide." -- Sharon Allen, chairman, Deloitte LLP, Deloitte LLP [1] It is a common refrain: Women make up half of the workforce, but only a fraction of the executives. Even though the United States made gender discrimination in the workplace illegal with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it remains a pervasive problem. This week, Catalyst, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to developing womens' opportunities in business, released new statistics on the state of the women in the American workforce. Sadly, the results are unsurprising. According to their research, women make up 46.7 percent of the U.S. workforce, but only 2.8 percent of the Fortune 500 CEOs.[2] But look to the developing world, and the trends look markedly different. In May, Forbes released...

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