Monday, January 05, 2009

Name a woman to Commerce

With Bill Richardson bowing out of the cabinet post to which he was named, an unforeseen opportunity to name another woman to the Obama cabinet. A female Secretary of Commerce would be especially meaningful, given this recent Catalyst study highlighting the paucity of women at the top of corporations (where they comprise 60 percent of the staff).

Who should it be? Geraldine Layborne, former head of Oxygen? Suzanne de Passe, former Motown honcho? How about Esther Dyson, the high-tech genius and venture capitalist?

Name your suggestions. Nature abhors a vacuum, now, doesn't she?

Hat-tip to Jill Zimon of Writes Likes She Talks for word of the Catalyst study via Women's eNews.

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