During the AICPA's inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Summit Oct. 17-18 in Boston, I asked keynote speaker Jan Hopkins, founder of the Jan Hopkins Group and former CNN Financial News anchor, for her thoughts on Mitt Romney's controversial "binders full of women" debate response the night before.

Hopkins explained why she thought the phrase, which inspired a Twitter hashtag and popular Facebook page, set off such an online firestorm. She also recounted a time, earlier in her career, when she was vetted not by binder, but a more...unconvential chart.

See her video response below.