Five Inches Of Fabulous Defrag2011


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Five Inches Of Fabulous Defrag2011

  1. 1. 5 INCHES OF FABULOUS Laura Merling | @magicmerl SVP, Applications Enablement
  2. 2. %46.3 women in the U.S. labor force15.4 female Fortune 500 corporate officers14.8 female Fortune 500 board seats 6.7 female Fortune 500 top earners 2.4 female Fortune 500 CEOs
  3. 3. Positive Strides
  4. 4. 18 women now running Fortune 500 companies...a new record.While still too low, the number of Fortune 500 board seats held bywomen has nearly doubled over the past 5 years.Women hold 51.4% of managerial/professional jobs -- up from26.1% in 1980.Women dominate 13 of 15 job areas cited for growth over the nextdecade.Women-led tech startups generate higher revenues per dollar ofinvested capital and have lower failure rates than men.Over 60% of all college degrees globally now earned by women.
  5. 5. It’s time to stopfocusing on this...
  6. 6. ...and start focusing on this: Societal trends point to a world where more businesses are run by people with...
  7. 7. ...more than these.
  8. 8. WHAT IFmodern, post-industrial society is simply better suited to women?
  9. 9. Researchers at Columbia Business School and the University ofMaryland analyzed data on the top 1,500 U.S. companies from1992 to 2006 to determine the relationship between firmperformance and female participation in senior management.Firms that had women in top positions performed better, andthis was especially true if the firm pursued what the researcherscalled an “innovation intensive strategy,” in which, they argued,“creativity and collaboration may be especially important”—anapt description of the future economy. The same study rankedAmerica’s industries by the proportion of firms that employedfemale executives, and the bottom of the list reads like theghosts of the economy past: shipbuilding, real estate, coal,steelworks, machinery and telecommunications. *”The End of Men,” The Atlantic Magazine, July/August 2010
  10. 10. 5 INCHES OF FABULOUSThe heel raiseseverything up. The Vamp.Inspire others to achieve Create cohesiveness;greatness; evangelize hold everything together.your team. The toe box. Give room for improvisation. Without the shank, the Be the soul (sole). shoe has no shape. Build a culture; create a business Provide a framework innovate tribe. continuously (failure is not an option).
  11. 11. YOU CAN BE FABULOUS, TOOThe heel raises The Vamp.everything up. Create cohesiveness;Inspire others to achieve hold everything together.greatness; evangelize your team. The toe box. Give room for improvisation. Be the soul (sole). Build a culture, create a business tribe. Without the shank, the shoe has no shape. Provide a framework innovate continuously (failure is not an option).
  12. 12. OR MAYBE NOT
  13. 13. “It’s got zero to do with progressive social policies. Ginni got it because she deserved it.” Sam Palmisano, IBM CEO
  14. 14. CREDITS brain-1024.jpg" 2011/10/07/Royal-Wedding-of-Prince-William-Kate-Middleton-2011.jpg s1600/001.jpg peep-toe-pumps-back.jpg; Creative Commons