Could the Yahoo CEO be setting unrealistic expectations for young women hoping to follow in her footsteps? By Katherine Reynolds LewisOct 2, 2012 10:54 AM ET
Title IX, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, opened the doors for women's education and employment. Could the London Olympics deliver a similar effect on girls worldwide?
By Sanyin Siang
FORTUNE -- At Duke University's Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center, we are deeply engaged in cultivating the next generation of global leaders; we also value sports as a universal laboratory for leadership and culture development. (The center is named MORESep 26, 2012 2:38 PM ET
Mentoring, a hot topic when our first Most Powerful Women list launched in 1998, has helped plenty of women get ahead. Sponsorship can help even more -- but it's harder to come by.
FORTUNE -- Bridget Van Kralingen, senior vice president of global business services at IBM (and No. 23 on our list of Most Powerful Women), tells two stories, from different points in her career, that illustrate the difference between a MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Sep 21, 2012 10:40 AM ET
Men whose spouses don't work outside the home bring attitudes to the office with them that ultimately hold women back, says a new study. By Anne FisherAnne Fisher, contributor - Aug 1, 2012 11:14 AM ET
Women earn 57% of four-year degrees and are hired at a higher rate than men. Yet their pay lags their male counterparts, even in identical jobs. By Anne FisherMay 16, 2011 10:26 AM ET
Aflac CEO Dan Amos' strategy for preventing costly turnover: He surveys his employees -- 70% of whom are women -- often. Then he acts on what they say.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
Dan Amos, chairman and chief executive of insurance giant Aflac (AFL - Best Companies rank: #57), spends a lot of time thinking about what women want.
"It's not lost on us that, with male-dominated industries like manufacturing and construction battered MOREJan 27, 2011 10:31 AM ET
A pioneering advocate of women's advancement in the workplace believes now is the perfect moment to reach for full equality.
No question about it, women have come a long way from the days when Susan Bulkeley Butler first joined consulting firm Arthur Andersen (now Accenture). Back then, in 1965, "There were no female consultants. It was unheard of for a woman to fill any role except support staff," Butler recalls. "So, MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 16, 2010 11:16 AM ET
A 50-something reader who found she couldn't 'have it all' asks Fortune's Anne Fisher if her daughter can expect better career rewards. In her October 1 Ask Annie column, Fisher explains whether to offer the next generation a reality check, or to keep quiet. Has your career turned out the way you hoped, so far? Would you advise someone just starting out in your field to follow in your footsteps? Do MOREGabrielle S. (CNNMoney) - Oct 5, 2007 1:04 PM ET
In a September 10 Ask Annie column a reader asks Anne Fisher whether taking time off work for certain parental responsibilities is fair to coworkers. Do parents deserve more time off than single employees? Do you think single colleagues should be more sympathetic to the demands on working parents? Do you know someone who takes advantage of their company's liberal attitude toward work-life balance?Karen McGowan - Sep 10, 2007 9:24 AM ET
In a poll of more than 2,000 female techies (including 16 women CIOs), 75% said they would advise a young woman to launch a career in IT, yet only 52% believe their employer offers a "favorable climate" for women, writes Anne Fisher in her June 21 Ask Annie column. Are you in tech? Does your company offer a favorable climate for women? What advice would you give a new college MOREGabrielle S. (CNNMoney) - Jun 21, 2007 11:21 AM ET
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