01/23/2012 02:43 pm ET

Why Women Abandon The C Suite -- And How To Get Them Back

Although women have made much progress in reaching the leadership levels of business, such progress is disappointing and stalled.

Why is this such a stubborn issue? Why aren't more women making it to (and staying at) the top?

The answer may lie in a deeper understanding of why women leave and of what they bring to the table.

Women now represent about half of the hiring pipeline, entry-level positions and total workforce. But at each level of management, women represent a lower percentage.

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