Global Briefing: Jan. 28, 2002

Women Are Winning

If there were ever a signal that women are ascending in corporate America, it came this month when Patricia Russo, above, left the heir apparent's office at Kodak to return to troubled Lucent Technologies as its CEO and rescuer in chief. Surveys show that more women are reaching the top rungs of the executive ladder than ever before: the number of FORTUNE 500 companies with female board members has jumped 25.8% since 1993. Sure, a few CEOs have had a hard time lately. But, ironically, that's just another sign of progress. As Julie Weeks, research director at the...

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