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In 1988, when Andrea Smith applied for her first job in the banking industry, her interviewer asked if she had ever been a model. Then he asked if she had a boyfriend, because, Smith recalls, “his son was looking for a girlfriend” and her interviewer thought she might be a good candidate.

Asking such questions would be unthinkable today at Bank of America, where Smith is global head of Human Resources and a member of the company’s executive management team. BofA routinely ranks among Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies for Women and Best Companies for Women’s Advancement.

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