12/29/2011 11:55 am ET

Father-Daughter Businesses All About Dad

The Grindstone:

It's hard enough for a woman to get into the C-suite at a company they work at independently. But what about when Dad is the hiring manager? That's just one of the challenges faced by daughters in line to take over family businesses. Once rare, the phenomenon is growing worldwide as traditional expectations erode and more women graduate from college. But there are still tons of roadblocks, from conservative fathers who wait for their daughters to marry, to women's hesitation to enter the fray.