ABOUT THIS SERIES
This is part 2 of a series featuring the voices of women in the executive ranks. The series was inspired by the national dialogue ignited by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In.” With metro Atlanta as a major business hub and Georgia home to 15 Fortune 500 companies — all led by male CEOs — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wanted to tap into this conversation and provide a platform for an exchange of ideas.
We invited a range of female executives to participate in a roundtable discussion. So we leaned in, listened and brought you this series. Part 1 last Sunday featured a discussion on the challenges women face as they try to ascend the corporate ladder. Part 3 next Sunday will deal with the controversial topic of how women executives treat each other — and why men should care about this discussion of women in the workplace.
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ABOUT THE REPORTER
Kelly Yamanouchi has been a business reporter for the AJC since 2008. She joined the paper from the Denver Post, and has also worked at newspapers in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Honolulu and other cities.
Yamanouchi grew up in San Jose, Calif. She graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in English before getting her master’s in journalism at Northwestern.