BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
11:05 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Are Women Opting Out?

If not, why are only 3.2% of CEOs on the Fortune 500 list women? And that's a record high as of last year.

Inspired by Marissa Mayer's big news last week — the newly-appointed CEO of Yahoo is also expecting her first child — today we revisit the subject of women striving to attain leadership positions, from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's controversial advice to ambitious women to Anne-Marie Slaughter's now-infamous article to a new study confirming that men whose wives stay at home treat women in the workplace differently.

Guests:
Betsy Myers, Founding Director of the Center for Women in Business at Bentley University
Judy Shen-Filerman, founder of Dreambridge Partners
Lotte Bailyn, management professor at MIT Sloan School of Management
Sreedhari Desai, lead author of the study Marriage Structure and Resistance to the Gender Revolution in the Workplace