Ginni Rometty is current chair, president and CEO of IBM, an empire worth $113.9 billion, with over 350,000 employees. After seven years in the role, she seemingly stands testament to the fact that gender is no barrier to executive success. But what if I told you the role was only ever within her grasp because she had already spent 32 years at the company? And that research has shown women are most successful in CEO roles only after they have proven themselves with a long history of demonstrated loyalty and relationship building?
Why Gender Bias Still Occurs And What We Can Do About It