Villanova Business School Dean, Joyce Russell, believes that the path to more female CEOs is getting them interested in finance from an early age, writes Jane M. Von Bergen for Philly.com.
“I have this whole theory on if we’re going to really impact society at the CEO level, we’ve got to get women in finance, because that’s the easiest route to becoming a CEO,” said Russell in an interview with Philly.com.
However, she added that while STEM is doing an admirable job at building girls’ interests in fields such as science, engineering, and technology, finance is still very male-dominated field.
To change this, Russell believes we need to start early. “How do we get girls excited about math?”
Girls who are good at math usually get steered towards engineering or STEM, but Russell believes that business should be added as an option.
To achieve this, Russell is aiming to get girls excited about business through several partnerships.
“We’re partnering with Girl Scouts. We’re partnering with all-girl schools,” she said. “We’re trying to do more to get girls excited about what the careers are in business.”
Read the entire interview at Philly.com by clicking here.