NJBIZ is celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Best 50 Women in Business event with a countdown to this year’s ceremony, to be held Monday, March 23, at The Palace at Somerset Park.For each of the next nine business days, we’ll take a look back at a previous class, giving you a sneak peek at their answers to a class-only poll question and a class-only open-ended question based on topics involving women in the workplace.
Today, we’re featuring the Class of 2006.
But before we get to our answers (below) and a listing of the members of the Class of 2006 (even further down), we feel the need to remind you to get your tickets first.
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And now, the answers from the Class of 2006:
Poll Question: Let’s take the equal pay question from another angle: Say you were a finalist for a job with a man with equal experience and qualifications. Do you think the man would be offered more money if selected just because he’s a man?
Yes: 67 percent No: 33 percent
Open-ended question: Tell us about a time when a man was being sexist, insulting or condescending — and had no idea he was?
Sally Malanga, founder, Ecco Bella: A customer I was calling on hugged me and said he wanted me to be his lover — this happened more than once with certain men with whom I had a business relationship. Men don’t always have boundaries, nor respect women’s boundaries.
Aldonna R. Ambler, president, The Growth Strategist: There are times during certain board meetings when chairs or treasurers start to explain the financial reports or provide tutorials and are clearly directing their remarks to female board members. The assumption is that I/she/we will not understand math or money.
More answers will appear in our special supplement covering the event.
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And finally, a look back at the Class of 2006: (Note: Titles and companies are as listed in the year the recipient was named to the Best 50 Women in Business.)
Aldonna R. Ambler, CMC, CSP, President/CEO, AMBLER Growth Strategy Consultants, Inc.
Christine Baron, President, Philadelphia Tri-State Region, Verizon Wireless
Diane Bergeron, Vice President of Quality Management, Schering-Plough
Alissa Blate, Executive Vice President/Director of Consumer Lifestyle Marketing, MWW Group
Susan Blount, Senior Vice President/General Counsel, Prudential Financial
Lucia Capozzoli, Principal, Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte and Touche LP
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