Breaking the glass ceiling within today's CPA firm and accounting marketplace still is a hot topic after all these years, but there's one industry in which women are excelling very quickly: the world of the dot.com.
Experts say there is a direct correlation between women who want to take risks and the flexible, often newly discovered, world of the Internet. This equates into a faster rise to the top, especially in some of the hot industries over the 'Net, like fashion and health/beauty.
Another reason for the influx is age; many of the women who are high-profile on the 'Net have already been bosses to hordes of workers within the bricks & mortar environment, and have made a natural transiton to the Web.
Still, other experts say that female or not, dot.coms in today's world are focusing on talent, not gender. Those with talent and an innovative, risk-taking spirit, will rise to the top versus those content with following the pack.