Few spheres have changed as much for women as the American workplace. According to Pew, women are heads of Fortune 500 companies and occupy more C-suite offices than in previous generations.*

With bigger roles and responsibilities, women have been able to achieve greater earning power than in previous generations, with many becoming their family’s primary breadwinners.

But women still have a long way to go. They earn less than men* yet live longer.* And when the demands of work and family collide, it’s often women who step back from their careers to care for children or aging parents.

Since maximizing work opportunities is so central to every woman’s financial security, we turned to three leaders at Lincoln Financial to share their perspectives and advice on how women can make the most of their careers.

  • Kristen Phillips re-joined Lincoln after spending three years as the president and CEO of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. She is a senior vice president, and heads up marketing and strategy for the Insurance and Retirement Solutions group.
  • Christine Janofsky, wife and mother of three children under the age of seven, is Lincoln’s chief accounting officer, responsible for the firm’s external reporting.
  • Michele Fedgechin held roles in both finance and marketing before combining them as assistant vice president for Digital Strategy & Planning in Lincoln’s Retirement Plan Services business. She helps advisors and their clients leverage digital tools when planning their financial futures.

*Take a look at their best career advice for women. Click here.