When she was named CEO of Hewlett-Packard in 1999, Carly Fiorina proudly proclaimed that the glass ceiling that kept women from the executive suite did not exist. Fiorina quickly drew criticism for her comments. Her critics pointed to studies showing that fewer than 10 percent of management positions in major corporations are held by women. Management professor Ellen Eland-Fagenson (George Mason University), author of Women in Management: Trends, Issues and Challenges in Managerial Diversity, says the women who reach the top often behave like the men they’re joining.
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