Opinion: Time for casino industry to shatter glass ceiling
By Jan Jones, Las Vegas Sun
Two. That’s the number of women who are among 34 highest-paid executives in Nevada’s casino industry.
And it’s not just about the money. If you look at the 10 most prominent gaming companies, there are only three women among the 50 most-senior executives.
It’s very likely that America is about to elect a female president (and based on current polling, she’ll have the support of a majority of Nevada voters). There’s a good chance that Nevada is about to elect a female U.S. senator. Two out of the last three mayors of Las Vegas were female (including yours truly). And the state ranks sixth in the country when it comes to the percentage of elected leaders who are female. Clearly, a majority of Nevadans believe that women are as capable as men of holding top leadership and executive positions.
So what’s going on in the gaming industry, which is far and away the largest employer in the state?