Jack Welch is behind the times, say female leaders

Former GE chief Jack Welch stirred up trouble this month by telling a group of high-powered women that they should work harder and sacrifice their family life if they wanted to achieve their career goals. The assembled leaders took particular umbrage at Welch's suggestion that gender-blind appraisal systems mattered more than programs for encouraging gender diversity. Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers noted, "If objective performance measures were enough, more than a handful of Fortune 500 senior executives would already be women."

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