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More Women in Redmond's Exec Suite

The U.S Senate has a pretty big problem on its hands.  I'm not referring to its inability to arrive at consensus on most issues these days The latest setback is much more fundamental: the scarcity of ladies' rooms in the Senate chamber.

Until recently that wasn't as big an issue, but with last year's elections, there's now an all-time high of 20 female U.S. senators. That's causing long lines because there are only two stalls for women near the Senate floor. I suspect it's not so bad at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond but with Amy Hood taking over as the company's chief financial officer last week, the company now has its first woman overseeing its books. 

Like many large companies, Microsoft touts its diversity, and the company has taken a step forward with Hood's promotion.

These days, four women make up Microsoft's senior leadership team of 16, meaning they account for 25 percent. Two of them, Tami Reller and Julie Larson-Green have become the face of Windows in recent months.

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 05/08/2013 at 1:15 PM


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