I know that some of you are now thinking, with glass ceilings
and glass floors, why not make it an entire glass house, and the advice: People who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others.
The glass ceilings
that now seem to affect us are around the stakeholdership we have and the ability to participate in an increasingly technological society.
One might argue that even a thin glass ceiling
successfully holds down promising women -- that where any glass ceiling
exists, there is the loss of opportunity.
When the Civil Rights Act of 1991 established the Federal Glass Ceiling
Commission, its mission was to assess the barriers hindering "the advancement of women and minorities to management and decision-making positions" and make recommendations toward bringing down such barriers.
Several authors have written about the impact of the glass ceiling
on physicians and how it has prevented them from achieving positions of governance and leadership.
The glass ceiling
may exist at different levels in different corporations, but most place it just below general management positions.
Thwarted by the additional hurdle of a now cemented-over glass ceiling
, black MBAs have been humbled, learning not to believe the hype formerly associated with their degree.
Be pleased you're not wasting PS18,000 a year educating your daughter at the Francis Holland School in London where head teacher Vivienne Durham is telling girls to keep their heads bowed low beneath that glass ceiling
Gressel ends with a call to action by other scientists and by agribusinesses to crack the glass ceiling
of production and provide safe food for all(including a tomato that has flavor).