Why P&L Jobs Matter

Spence, Betty
December 2010
NAFE Magazine;Winter2010/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p16
The article reports that women executives of top U.S. firms met at the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) Roundtable in New York City to find ways for women to fill profit-and-loss (P&L) positions since those jobs hold decision-making power in firms. Women hold only 11 percent of Fortune 500 P&L jobs, so the author says women want to close the gender gap by doing training programs for P&L roles that build their confidence to dispel gender biases against women. She also urges them to network with high-level men who can mentor them.


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