Should Women Avoid Male-Dominated Companies?
Former Xerox C.E.O. and Chairman Anne Mulcahy says women should steer clear of companies that do not already have female board members. Is she right?
What's the Latest Development?
Women seeking high-level business positions should blacklist companies which do not already have females on their board, said Anne Mulcahy, former Xerox C.E.O. and Chairman. Speaking this week at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, Mulcahy said that large firms have already had their chance to integrate women into the upper levels of authority and that the absence of females on any board of directors should be taken as a warning sign that the company is not forward-thinking.
What's the Big Idea?
Women have made significant inroads in the world's globalized business culture. As of March 2011, there were just 23 global companies without a female director. But the United States, where only around 18 percent of boards have female members, lags behind European countries where as much as 40 percent of a board of directors is composed of women. Mulcahy's warning that male-dominated companies may be resistant to forward thinking must be reconciled with the fact that women may still benefit from taking new opportunities.
Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.
Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.
No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.
Even some teachers suffer from anxiety about math.
I teach people how to teach math, and I've been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I've met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing mathematics.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
The legacy of Felix Dzerzhinsky, who led Soviet secret police in the "Red Terror," still confounds Russia.
- Felix Dzerzhinsky led the Cheka, Soviet Union's first secret police.
- The Cheka was infamous for executing thousands during the Red Terror of 1918.
- The Cheka later became the KGB, the spy organization where Russia's President Putin served for years.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.