Family businesses are not an anachronism, and they may not be all that patriarchal. Recent research shows that women hold powerful hidden roles in family firms, and have done so for many years in some cases.read more
Women often take less formal roles in family firms as mediators, supporters and advisors, but research shows that this involvement is nevertheless critical to the ongoing success of both firms and families.
I first started Daughters in Charge after moderating a business roundtable whose members were all young women working in their family’s business. Fast forward five years and we’re still together. In our meeting yesterday I was reminded once again about one of the reasons why I thought these women were special, and still do: they are financially savvy.
Stand-up comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher spend more time together than the average married couple.
(by Gwen Moran as originally appeared on Fortune.com) Photograph by Getty Images Ever thought about going into business with your family? Maybe you should. While women remain consistently underrepresented in the upper management echelons of major companies, there is...