Saturday, 23 September 2017

Executive Ins and Outs: The Female of the Species


Friday 23 December 11

There were a number of high-profile executive changes in 2011; the women in the industry in particular made their presence felt.

It was good to see the relatively few women in high places in the telecoms industry making their presence felt in 2011. But while some are squaring up to make their mark on the industry in 2012 and beyond, we may not see much of others going forward. “I’ve just been fired over the phone,” erstwhile Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz famously declared in September, announcing her departure from the troubled Internet company in her own inimitable style. Indeed, Bartz wasted no time in unleashing her particular brand of fury on the media, remarking to Fortune that she was “f***ed over” by the company’s board, potentially putting her $10 million severance package under threat in the process…

It was good to see the relatively few women in high places in the telecoms industry making their presence felt in 2011. But while some are squaring up to make their mark on the industry in 2012 and beyond, we may not see much of others going forward. “I’ve just been fired over the phone,” erstwhile Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz famously declared in September, announcing her departure from the troubled Internet company in her own inimitable style. Indeed, Bartz wasted no time in unleashing her particular brand of fury on the media, remarking to Fortune that she was “f***ed over” by the company’s board, potentially putting her $10 million severance package under threat in the process…

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