Against a backdrop of females surpassing males in undergraduate degrees, some professional qualifications (e.g. law & medicine) and most recently post graduate degrees, progress at the board level has come to a standstill both in the US and the UK.
Any educated professional can see that Berlusconi is a piece of work. He would be deemed unemployable in any major professional service firm in the world.
Do professional women believe that if they keep their heads down and do a great job they are going to be recognized for their talents? Evidently there are many career women who do believe this.
Over 20 years ago the management guru, Tom Peters, observed that effectively run businesses followed a number of key principles, including my two favourite: 1. MBWA – Managing By Walking Around and 2. What Gets Measured, Gets Done.