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Glass Ceiling

A situation in which a person cannot advance in an organization because of real or perceived sexism, racism or some other form of discrimination. For example, very few CEOs in the United States are women; this fact forms a glass ceiling for women in business. Glass ceilings are usually illegal but are difficult to prosecute because choosing one candidate over another is often unquantifiable.

glass ceiling

the impenetrable yet invisible barrier which prevents most women from reaching senior management positions, despite attempts to tackle DISCRIMINATION in employment over the last twenty-five years. The glass ceiling exists because male senior managers tend to believe that the values and talents necessary for senior management positions are more likely to be found in men. In other words male managers recruit new managers in their own image.
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Much loved and admired as an artiste by people in India and around the world, she is also recognised as a global Indian - a woman who has broken the glass ceiling to reach the highest echelons of international stardom - and for her philanthropic work as Unicef's global goodwill ambassador," read a statement, describing the journey of the former beauty queen and actress of movies such as Bajirao Mastani and Mary Kom.
Not In The Club may not shatter the glass ceiling, but it should help organizations incorporate strategies for dismantling it.
The opposition team argued that the glass ceiling exists not only in Western corporate world but also in Third World countries.
Studies exploring the issues comprising the glass ceiling suggest that this barrier is not a single obstacle but multiple obstacles (Kilian, Hukai, and McCarty 2005; MacRae 2005; Oakley 2000).
Is there any evidence that women have shattered the glass ceiling by achieving employment parity with their male counterparts?
Clearly, the glass ceiling that hinders women's advancement to senior-level casino management is still intact.
Less commonly talked about, but maybe of greater importance, is the domestic one - the glass ceiling at home that prevents women from reaching their full potential.
The glass ceiling represents a "metaphorical barrier preventing women from rising to the highest organizational levels (Daily and Dalton, 1999, p.
I don't know if there's going to be a big purge--there aren't many politicians as careless as Mark was but there's little doubt the glass ceiling is going to be lowered significantly for gays in the GOP.
This book exhorts the reader to focus on who she is, where she is, and how she plans to use her knowledge and resources to shatter the glass ceiling to get to the next level.
Robertson and her band mates - vocalist Brett Anderson, drummer Torry Castellano and bassist Maya Ford - know that they can't shatter the glass ceiling of the rock world alone.
Beginning in the early 1990s, however, materials scientists began breaking through the glass ceiling of alloy size.