Conference Paper

From the valley to the summit: a brief history of the quiet revolution that transformed women's work

Abstract: Women have reached summits throughout recorded history and their accomplishments have been touted by contemporaries as evidence that women could achieve greatness, contrary to accepted wisdom. But it has taken considerably longer for substantial numbers of women, not just a few tokens, to reach the peaks. Until recently the vast majority of women?even college graduate women?occupied the valleys, not the summits. They had jobs, not careers.

Keywords: Women - Employment; Women executives;

Status: Published in Reaching the top: challenges and opportunities: women leaders

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Part of Series: Conference Series ; [Proceedings]

Publication Date: 2004

Issue: Mar