The appointment in July 1999 of a woman as president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, the world's second-largest computer company, was greeted with the pronouncement that "the glass ceiling finally had been shattered,"
The average lifetime cumulative earnings of a 50 year woman are estimated at $496,000, while that of her counterpart is about $1.1 million.
This is due to lower pay during her work period, women retirees earn less than one-half the
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