A recent Forbes report highlights the ways that the supportive-spouse (see prior post) role is different for executive women than for executive men.
"Senior-level women in all industries often find themselves flying solo at company dinners, cocktail hours, and award presentations because their husbands plead their own work commitments or find it awkward to play a secondary role...What about calling on a regular "walker" or male friend to bring to the party? That went out with Truman Capote. "Women today are not preoccupied with having an escort. It's a dying phenomenon," says Mosbacher. Some high-profile women, though, are often seen out on the town with a family member. Mosbacher's sister Lyn Paulsin accompanies her, while Vogue editor Anna Wintour brings her daughter, Bee Shaffer."I don't know, I kind of like the idea of an escort (tee hee).