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  • Writer's pictureRobert Adelson

Essential Employment Terms for Female Executives

Ten days ago, on Monday June 26, 2023, the executive career advancement website IvyExec published an article I wrote on “Essential Employment Terms for Female Executives”.

Despite significant advances in employment laws, gender inequality remains an area of both concern and controversy. Women continue to lag behind men, even at the CEO, C-suite and senior executive level, when it comes to executive compensation, opportunity for advancement, job status and equity sharing, to name just a few.


Many women still have to prove themselves as trail blazers for their gender in all-male executive management teams that still operate as the “old boys club” with a locker room mentality toward women.


This article discusses hurdles faced today by women with regard to

  • Hiring — achieving equal pay, benefits and other key terms in hiring

  • Change of Control — achieving equal treatment for contributions made that have brought about a successful exit and change of control for the company

  • Harassment & Termination — Circumstances where despite their professional attitude and achievements, women are not judged on merit, but instead face gender-based workplace harassment, threatened and even actual employment termination.

In each instance this article discusses not only these circumstances but also actions for women CEOs and senior executives to take to protect their interests, obtain their proper rights and benefits, and continue their path of career advancement.




IvyExec hosts articles and webinars from experts in the career, leadership, and business spaces who wish to share their knowledge with our audience. In April 2021, I was invited to write for IvyExec since it seeks original content on the topics of career development, leadership, and business strategy as it applies to senior-level and C-Suite professionals. IvyExec blog posts and webinars are shared with its community of more than 2 million members on its website, in its newsletter, and on its social media channels. https://www.ivyexec.com/career-advice/write-for-us/ IvyExec claims a “Community of 2.5M+ Leaders”.



It is the goal of this article and my work in this field to aid women CEOs and senior executives in facing these special challenges when they arise and overcoming these challenges while keeping their careers on the upward trajectory. If you or any colleague of yours has a need in this area, please do reach out to me at rob@attorneyadelson.com or call 617–875–8665.

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