Aug 05, 2013
Colleen Moore Mezler, president of Moore Research in Erie, worries that some women allow their careers to be held back.
Mezler, 44, notices, for instance, that there are far more men serving on local boards, which can often serve as a vehicle for career advancement.
"It always puzzles me," she said. "I think men are more deliberate about their careers. Some women wait to be asked to be on those boards."
Mezler learned by example, and it was a bold example.
She took the business over from her mother, Peggy Moore, who started it in 1969 at a time when women-owned businesses were unusual.
She recently asked her mother, now in her 70s, what led her to take such a leap of faith.
"I never thought about it," her mother replied. "I just did it."