More Women Are Primed to Land CEO Roles

By JOANN S. LUBLIN and KELLY EGGERS
The Wall Street Journal

In the U.S., a Strong Pipeline of Female Senior Executives Means a Larger Pool Eyed by Recruiters

Anne Sweeney of Disney-ABC is on the CEO radar of many boards,’ says one succession-planning expert.  Companies are grooming more women for the corner office.  With a growing pool of highly qualified women and intensified investor pressure on boards to diversify corporate management teams, companies “are hiring more high-potential women who could be CEO,” says Judith von Seldeneck, head of Diversified Search, a Philadelphia executive-recruitment firm.

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