Something I missed in the last two weeks: The CEO of VerticalResponse posted an amusing but potent retort on the Inc. blog to Miss Venezuela's comment -- made during the Miss Universe contest Q&A -- that women and men are treated equally in the corporate sector:
“I do believe that we have reached the same level that men have. We must realize that there are no longer any barriers amongst us.”Vertical Response CEO Janine Popick shares some interesting stats on women in leadership roles:
A resolution for 2010: Let's pump up the numbers in this list!
Only 13 percent of the Inc. 5000 list this year was made up of women. Of the Forbes 67 Most Powerful People, just three are women. In 2009 there are only 4 women governors. Fifteen Fortune 500 companies are run by women, which is up an astonishing three from last year. Another breakthrough for women this year? Ursula Burns is the first black women to be appointed to top post of a Fortune 500 company, Xerox.