The child of a single mother. A young girl growing up in the segregated South. A hostess at a restaurant. All were pivotal starting points for a few of the most powerful women in metro Atlanta. What inspired them? Here, they reveal the keys to their success below.
American universities graduate more women than men, and women comprise
just under half the U.S. workforce. Yet women remain largely missing
from the top echelons of corporate America. Fewer than 25 of Fortune 500
corporations are headed by women. The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution brought together a group of high-ranking women to discuss the issue. Here,
they talk about barriers in the workplace.