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Rise to the Top: How Women Leverage Their Professional Persona to Earn More by Stacey Hawley

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Introduction

“Perception is 90 percent of reality.”—Unknown

If I asked you to estimate the annual base salary for a CFO position, what number would pop into your head?

$80,000?

$100,000?

$150,000?

What if I said the position is for a public company? What if I added that the company records more than $30 billion in revenues? Or that the company focuses on telecommunication services? Would your number escalate? (It should.)

$200,000?

$325,000?

$500,000?

$1,000,000??

Now what if I claimed the company was a privately held professional services firm with $1 billion in revenues? Did your number shrink? (Again, it should.)

Let’s take this discussion further.

What if I added that the CFO (in any scenario) acts as a true business partner, performs exceptionally ...

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