More and More, She's the Boss

Women executives are on the move and taking over top jobs in corporations

Ask most boys what they are going to be when they grow up, and they might answer that they want to be a policeman, an astronaut or whatever Daddy is. But when someone asked Jonathan Sheer, 12, that question, he answered without hesitation: "I want my mother's job."

Jonathan's mother Jane Evans is the president of Monet (estimated 1985 sales: $120 million), part of Crystal Brands. Evans sees her son's answer as a sign of the times. Says she: "If a boy had said that 20 years ago, people would have assumed that his mother was a secretary." Today Mom may...

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