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Why do so few women attain top executive positions? According to leadership consultant Susan Colantuono, while leadership training teaches men about “business acumen,” women learn interpersonal skills and how to boost their confidence. This critical difference is keeping females mired in middle management. getAbstract recommends Colantuono’s fresh observations to human resources executives responsible for diversity, to executives at firms that lack diverse leadership and to career-minded women working to break through the glass ceiling.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why females don’t hold more executive-level positions,
  • What three characteristics are necessary for executive promotion and
  • How females can strategically put themselves on executive career paths.

About the Speaker

Susan Colantuono is CEO of Leading Women, a management consulting firm that focuses on empowering women.



Though women fill half of all middle-management positions in the United States, less than one-sixth of executives are women. Why aren’t more women advancing beyond middle management?

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