It's Tough To Be A Working Woman...But The Web Is A Bright Spot

Mi Hae is gloomy about her career prospects. "I'll probably never get a promotion," says the 29-year-old communications worker, who does not want her company identified. "No women in this company have, at least beyond assistant general level." There are a couple hundred general managers, the next grade up, she estimates, but "I can't think of a single woman at that level. Management doesn't want to give women any real responsibilities, but they say they can't promote women because they haven't been tested." Most women at her company, she says, end up quitting and don't even think about a long-term career.

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