Women become aerospace and defense high-fliers

11/20/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Women are taking on leadership positions at traditionally male-dominated aerospace and defense firms, including the CEO posts at Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics. That's unlikely to greatly affect business strategies, but could make it easier for female engineers and managers to rise through the ranks. "[W]hile the glass ceiling in aerospace and defense may not have been entirely shattered, it's certainly become more transparent," said Marion Blakey, Aerospace Industries Association's CEO.

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