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Women in Business: Coverage of the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society
Do women occupy leadership positions and command respect in the workplace? If these questions seem passé in a post-feminist world, the answers are not. CNBC's special report, combined with coverage of the annual Women's Forum for the Economy and Society, opens the conversation.
So when we began planning our special report "Women in Business,"I was eager to learn how women are really doing in the workplace. Clearly, many women are successful, powerful and making money, as our special report shows. But do they occupy leadership positions and command respect—and what impact do they have on the workplace?
If these questions seem passé in our post-feminist world, I learned that the answers are not.
Still others, such as Kelli McGarraugh, President, MD Records, say theystumbled onto their life’s work and consuming passion. “One day, the opportunity presented itself and I decided to take the plunge,” she writes in one of our first-person essays by women who have made it to the top.
I loved learning that women turn out to be amazing hedge fund managers: Research shows that women generally make better money managers, and that funds managed by women significantly outperformed those run by men, with 9 percent returns for women and 5.82 percent for men.