Did you know that women hold just 5% of Fortune 1000 CEO positions? Yet those same companies that have female CEOs tend to outperform the S&P 500 index during their tenures. With all the strides women have made in breaking the business world's glass ceiling, it’s clear barriers still remain.
Leaders such as Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and most recently, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, have prompted discussions surrounding career advancement for females, gender equality and more. This week, some of the world's most successful businesswomen - including Sandberg, Melinda Gates, General Motors CEO Mary Barra, and more - are gathered for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit.
So what does it take to succeed as a professional woman today? What are tips for balancing work and family, advancing the career ladder or navigating a leadership role? hare your best advice and tag your SlideShare #WomenInLeadership.
Here are a few SlideShares not to miss:
Finding Your Voice Within
Following your gut can be nerve wracking, but everyone can learn how to find their voice. MSLGROUP Social Digital Leader Tara Hunt shares how she did it, and how you can, too:
How Women Can Have it All