More women are enjoying the view from the “C suite”

School is out, and commencement is right around the corner. And, while the stress of group projects, research papers, and quizzes are a thing of the past, there is a new source of stress looming around the bend for some graduates – the anxiety of the job search. For women seeking executive-level positions, such as CMO, CEO, or COO, the outlook is rather grim. While women account for 48% of entry-level positions, just 23% of the “C suite.”

It’s unfortunate that corporate America is struggling to break free of its patriarchal roots, but it’s encouraging to know that some companies are doing a better job of adapting to the pace of progress. Recently, Statista released their annual ranking of America’s best workplaces for women (a study based on a survey of 60,000 Americans, 40,000 of which are women, who work for businesses with at least 1,000 employees). This year, the top two slots are held by beauty industry giants: Estee Lauder (no. 1) and Ulta (no. 2). This is very encouraging news for a historically male-dominated industry.

So, while the winds of change are often unseen, they are indeed still blowing.

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