You would think Meg Whitman is the only female leader in the free world. She was the CEO of eBay, ran for governor of California, and now HP has tapped her to become its CEO savior; even though she never ran a company that actually manufactured a product.
The fact that we keep recycling Whitman says something about how real the glass ceiling is in this country, and it also says something else that all women with a desire to make it to the top need to listen to.
You gals, and guys of course, need to start getting on boards now!
Whitman’s list of board positions, including her seat on HP’s board, is quite impressive. Here are the highlights: Procter & Gamble, DreamWorks, Zipcar, Goldman Sachs, and Teach for America.
Being on boards gets you noticed and connections, and today, more than ever, is a good time to try to get your seat in the board room. (more…)