The Glass Ceiling: The Ceo Still Wears Wingtips

Jobs that lead to the top remain overwhelmingly female-free

There was lots of cork-popping earlier this month when, fresh on the heels of Carleton S. Fiorina's appointment as CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co. (HWP), Andrea Jung was tapped to head ailing Avon Products Inc. (AVP) Just two years ago, Jung and three other women were passed over for the post, which went to Charles R. Perrin, a former Duracell International chief executive who didn't have a speck of cosmetics experience. With Jung's appointment, a woman would finally be leading the company at a time when it is attempting to reclaim its original "Avon Lady" luster.

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