Are You Sabotaging Your Career? 9 Ways To Move Ahead

how women get ahead at work
how women get ahead at work

By Julie Steinberg


Many companies can point to a woman high enough on the food chain to show naysayers that anyone can make it up the ranks of power. Facebook has Sheryl Sandberg, Google has Marissa Mayer, J.P. Morgan has Mary Callahan Erdoes.

These women, however, are few and far between. Women held just 14.1% of executive officer positions in 2011 at Fortune 500 companies, down from 14.4% in 2010, according to recent research conducted by Catalyst, a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance women in business. When it comes to boards, women held 16.1% of seats in 2011, compared to 15.7% in 2010.