Women get boxed into the role of implementer, executing someone else's agenda. Successful corporate women excel at minding the details and getting things done--the ideal person to have reporting to you. The trouble is she gets seen as the reliable doer but not strategic enough to lead across the enterprise.
Regardless of our experiences with negotiation, it's quite different approaching this conversation when your relationship with your boss and the opportunity to increase your earnings are at stake. Therefore, it's important to have a solid strategy to ensure you approach the topic with confidence and skill.
In the 2012 Catalyst census data, women made up 14.3 percent of Fortune 500 executive officers and 16.6 percent of the board members, a small improvement over 1998. So, the question remains: Is there a better way to identify and advance women who have the desire and skill to rise to the opportunity?