Nancy McKinstry became one of Forbes' most powerful women in the world after she secured the chief executive role at $5bn Dutch professional publishing house Wolters Kluwer in 2003.

McKinstry also made history when she became the first American and the first woman to run the 175-year-old publisher.

In a video interview with IBTimes UK, McKinstry told us about what hurdles women face in rising up the professional services ladder and what options are out there to help them succeed.

For the full video interview, check out IBTimes TV or the video at the top right-hand side of this page.