Women and network marketing seem to fit together as perfectly as chocolate and peanut butter. Perhaps it's because success in this business is so dependent on factors like teamwork, collaboration, coaching and connection – generally traits that come naturally to women.

Or perhaps the great income opportunity (paired with time flexibility) is what attracts women of all ages offering a perfect solution for moms who want to be home with their kids, or college kids/baby boomers who want to work part time around other commitments.

Whatever the reason, women obviously love the direct sales model (as indicated in a recent report from the DSA showing over 80% of this profession is made up of women). This brings up an important question; if this business opportunity is so perfect for women, why then are men still dominating the top levels of leadership/income across the profession? ...