By Hilary Stout
Women executives with science degrees are now leading some of the world's largest companies.
Ursula Burns is one of three women to be named CEO of a large U.S. company during the past year. But for all the attention being paid to their gender, no one seems to have noticed that the two other chief executives share a similar science background.
DuPont's Ellen Kullman--the first woman to run a business segment at the chemicals giant--is a mechanical engineer who also sits on the board of the Tufts University School of Engineering. Carol Bartz, the blunt-talking new chief of Yahoo, also got her academic training in the so-called STEM disciplines (science-technology-engineering-math).
Bartz, Burns and Kullman are the most visible women scientists who are rising up through the ranks of corporate America, but there are plenty of others, including Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, who has a chemistry degree. It now appears that having a background in science, rather thanRead More »from Mythbusters: Who Says Women Can't Do Math And Science?