Hero Worship

I Am Woman

One of the reasons Sandra Kurtzig succeeded in the male-dominated software industry was because she didn't accept the status quo. When she first started ASK, she refused to follow the rigid, hierarchical "male" approach to management and instead adopted a policy of being honest with employees, sharing information rather than withholding it, and keeping her office door almost always open.

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This article was originally published in the March 2000 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Hero Worship.

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