Innovation Hub

Women, on Their Future in Business

By Kara Miller

From left: Liz Claman, Fox Business Network anchor (courtesy); Marissa Mayer, Google vice president (AP), Jennifer Siebel Newsom, filmmaker (AP)

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that women may be on track to capture some top positions in American business - at companies like Disney, Wal-Mart, and General Mills. - positions that, historically, have gone to men.

The trailer for Jennifer Siebel Newsom's film, Miss Representation.

One of those women was Marissa Mayer, the 36-year old Vice President of Google, who we interviewed recently on this program.

In a special rewind edition of Innovation Hub, we look back at our discussion with Mayer and hear from two other women in positions of power: Liz Claman, anchor at Fox Business Network, and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, producer, filmmaker, and the Second Lady of California.

Just 3% of Fortune 500 companies are currently run by women, and, women hold fewer than 1 in 5 positions in upper management at these corporations.

Where do women fit in the changing world of business and technology? What do women bring to innovation in these sectors? And why is it that, in this day and age, the balance at the top of these fields is still so unequal?

We get insights from:

A Look by the Numbers

We ask a research expert to delve into the data. Who is happiest at work? How is balance acheived? Where can improvements be made?

We hear from:

  • Scott Marden, research director, Captivate Network

  • Hear the show this weekend, at 7 a.m. Saturday or 10 p.m. Sunday on 89.7 or online.


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    Each week, Kara Miller talks to Boston's most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy. Join us on Saturdays at 7 a.m. and Sundays at 10 p.m.

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    As a radio host, Kara Miller has interviewed thinkers from E.J. Dionne to Howard Gardner, Deepak Chopra to Lani Guinier. She is a panelist on WGBH-TV's "Beat the Press," as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, The Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, and The International Herald Tribune.

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