Women Execs Can Take Lesson from Those in Public Service

Dear Readers:

Women Execs Can Take Lesson from Those in Public Service is the message of a letter-to-the-editor from me in this week’s Crain’s Chicago Business. I was prompted to write when I read their recent editorial regarding the precipitous drop in “diversity” at McDonald’s, when a senior woman executive left.

Here was my hook for recommending action; yours’ too, I hope:

When an acknowledged diversity leader can let go of one woman, however, and see the female representation in its C-suite drop by 50 percent, it shows that the electorate, which sent 11 women to the Senate this month, is moving faster than corporate Chicago.”

Time to suit-up,” as Barbara Mikulski recommends!