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Catherine H. Tinsley & Emily T. Amanatullah

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 48: Women's Leadership in Corporate America

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Women's Leadership in Corporate America
Women's leadership in corporate America

The statistics documenting women's advancement paint a mixed picture. On the one hand, although women's representation in the U.S. workforce is near equal to that of men's (49.8% as of fall 2009; Belkin, 2009), women are consistently underrepresented in upper management (Catalyst, 2007; Gutek, 1993; Wells, 2001) and receive less compensation when controlling for career type, level, age, and education (Schneer & Reitman, 1995; Stroh, Brett, & Reilly, 1992). For example, in 2008 women made up 50.8% of managerial, professional, and related positions in the U.S. ...

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