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Women are moving up in the working world.
It's 1950 and you're a woman. What do you do all day? Without generalizing too much into Mad Men archetypes, if you’re the average woman, your daily activities most likely revolve around homemaking and child care. Flash forward to 2010—there are still many homemakers, but women are much more a part of the working world, with jobs ranging from receptionists to CEO's and news anchors. The earnings gap between men and women has shrunk to an all-time low, and 15 Fortune 500 companies are run by women. So what's changed over the last few decades, and is there a big difference between the working man and the working woman? What’s happened to the glass ceiling and what stands in the way of closing that wage gap?
Graciela Meibar, Vice President of Global Sales Training and Global Diversity for Mattel, Inc., one of the world’s largest toy companies, with approximately $6 billion in annual sales.
Tory Johnson, founder and CEO of Women for Hire, and the workplace contributor on ABC’s Good Morning America. In her latest book, Fired to Hired: Bouncing Back from Job Loss to Get to Work Right Now she writes about her struggle with a pink slip and her subsequent successes, and offers clear advice on how to get hired now.