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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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"Encouragingly, almost a third (32%) of decision makers in Newcastle believe that there is no longer a glass ceiling for women in business.
'Looking forward, if there's one area where I wish to see sustained progress, it's to ensure career ladders breakthrough the glass ceiling for women.
Al-Manasra (2013) argues that, despite the fact that the UAE government has initiated fundamental steps to encourage women to advance their careers to leadership and top management positions, the glass ceiling based on gender bias remains the most challenging problem women face in their professional lives.
She said: "I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling but some day, someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think right now."
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Nicola Sturgeon vowed to help smash the glass ceiling faced by women in a commitment to tackling gender inequality yesterday.
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