Biz(941): The Golden Girls

Five Sarasota-Manatee women head local nonprofits. Here's their advice and what they've learned at the helm.

By Ruth Lando June 30, 2015

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Women head up a tiny percentage—less than 5 percent, to be exact—of Fortune 500 companies, but when it comes to charitable foundations, they’re doing better. Fifty-four percent of the country’s charitable foundations are led by women. (Although at the biggest and presumably best-paying foundations, those with assets of more than $1 billion, only 28 percent of the CEOs are female.)

But here in Sarasota-Manatee, women rule. ... Read more

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