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April 2019
Boss Lady

While more and more women at the executive level are cracking—and shattering—the glass ceiling, there’s still room for improvement. Witness the Fortune 500 list. In 2018, only 24 women chief executive officers led these major companies. That number was down from 2017’s record-breaking 32 female CEOs in the Fortune 500—a drop from 6.4 percent to 4.8 percent. The list has been published every year since 1955, but only noted top executives’ gender for the past decade. It’s anyone’s guess what the female chief executive percentage was previously. However, the trend for women in top leadership locally is moving steadily upward, according to some North Bay staffing and executive recruiting firms.

Feature stories

Working With Women

The annual Northbay biz “Women in Business” issue celebrates women in the workforce. Traditionally, we’ve devoted pages in this issue for women to speak out about what it’s like to navigate the business world. The feedback from readers was so positive and powerful that we continued to survey women, year after year. Let me add that 57 percent of our readers are men.


Leading Ladies
The early part of this century has been an exciting time for women in business with a tremendous rise in women’s entrepreneurship over the past two decades. There are an estimated 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States, according to the 2017 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express.

Food For The Soul

International flavors from around the world right in your own backyard


High Heels In Hard Hats

The sight of women in hard hats on construction sites or kneeling on rooftops was once unthinkable. Not so long ago, their position in the building trades was strictly limited to the office, while hands-on occupations and leadership were the exclusive domain of men. Today, though, women are proving that they’re more than up to the task of running successful construction companies, where they demonstrate that knowledge, skills and business savvy matter more than gender.


Power Couples

How dual-career couples juggle work, family, home responsibilities.


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bonus issue

In addition to our 12 monthly issues, NorthBay biz produces four special bonus issues during the year. A annual perspective on the North bay county by county, The NorthBay biz 500, a compilation of the top 500 revenue producing companies is published in February. In May our annual readers' poll of the best companies doing business in the North Bay hits the newsstands. And Finally our special NorthBay biz Wine/Harvest Fair issue is published in October.
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Boss Lady

While more and more women at the executive level are cracking—and shattering—the glass ceiling, there’s still room for improvement. Witness the Fortune 500 list. In 2018, only 24 ...

Working With Women

The annual Northbay biz “Women in Business” issue celebrates women in the workforce. Traditionally, we’ve devoted pages in this issue for women to speak out about what it’s l...

High Heels In Hard Hats

The sight of women in hard hats on construction sites or kneeling on rooftops was once unthinkable. Not so long ago, their position in the building trades was strictly limited to the office, while h...

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