Episode 80: Daughters in Charge (re-release)

I think in all cultures a woman still has to prove herself…a boy will from birth be named CEO of the company some day.
— Daphne Halkias

Traditionally it was always men who followed their fathers into the family business. But the number of women joining family firms in the US has almost quintupled since the late 1990s.

Tlllie Hidalgo Lima (l) and her daughter, Jessi Lima Bollin (Photo: AP)

Something similar is happening around the world. As women gain more education - and families have fewer children, including fewer boys - patriarchs are being forced to consider something they might never have thought about: the possibility of their daughters entering and eventually running the family firm. But women coming into these situations face quite different challenges than their brothers. This show explores some of those.

You can also read a transcript of the show.

Show notes:

Amy Katz runs the online community Daughters in Charge.

Daphne Halkias is the co-editor of Father-Daughter Succession in Family Business.

Marty Betagole is president of Mike Albert Fleet Solutions in Cincinnati.

Jessica Lima Bollin is director of marketing and communications for Best Upon Request, also in Cincinnati.

Sara Corey is director of agronomy at Daniel Corey Farms in Maine.