In the last few weeks since the release of the book "Lean In" by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, the debate over how and why women are under-represented in top management has really heated up. The AJC decided to bring together top-ranking women in Atlanta to hear their views on the issue.
Here are mini-biographies of the women who participated.
Founder of social media consulting firm Uniquely Defined
Also: Daughter of Veronica Biggins
Executive search veteran and managing director of the Atlanta office of Diversified Search
Also: Former director of presidential personnel under President Bill Clinton
Senior vice president of the global sparkling brand center at Coca-Cola at Co.
Also: Featured in Fortune’s “40 under 40” issue in 2009
President of Cinnabon
Also: Moved up from Hooters restaurants hostess to vice president
Partner at real estate law firm Hartman Simons & Wood
Also: Past president of Commercial Real Estate Women Atlanta
Teri Plummer McClure
Senior vice president of legal, compliance, audit and public affairs at UPS
Also: Serves on Emory University Board of Trustees
Executive vice president of Turner Broadcasting System
Also: Former attorney with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker
Executive director of Spelman College’s Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
Also: Holds doctorate in social policy analysis from Harvard University
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
Also: First woman to serve in the position