Women in Charge

August 4th, 2010

This week on Business Matters we explore how women have gradually but steadily become a majority of the workforce. Partly, it’s been accentuated by the ongoing recession as traditionally male-dominated sectors contract. While women are already a slight majority in managerial and professional jobs, only 2 growth industries (janitorial and computer engineer) are still mainly composed of men. We were inspired to explore this subject today by Hanna Rosin’s article in the July/August issue of The Atlantic, entitled “The End of Men.” So we invited on a friend of our show, Margaret Heffernan.

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Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, Chief Executive and author. She was born in Texas, raised in Holland and educated at Cambridge University. In 2004, Margaret published “The Naked Truth: A Working Woman’s Manifesto about Business and What Really Matters” and in 2007 she brought out “How She Does It: How Female Entrepreneurs are Changing the Rules for Business Success“. She is Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Simmons College in Boston and Executive in Residence at Babson College. She sits on the Council of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the UK as well as one the boards of several private companies. Margaret blogs for the Huffington Post and writes for Fast Company, Real Business, MORE, and other magazines around the world.

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