“Congratulations to all the high-powered women who have made it to the top. You’ve done it. You’ve shattered the glass ceiling. You have it all. Now don’t fall over the edge.
It’s called the glass cliff, and as more women take up the corner office, it’s a vexing challenge we face.
Companies that are struggling, it turns out, like to bring in female CEOs and board members to engineer a rescue. We’re perceived to possess traits that are critical in crises — the ability to communicate, empathize, and think outside the box. Women gravitate to these hazardous jobs because, frankly, we’re not given that many chances to be in charge. We take what we can get. ”