a glass ceiling

a glass ceiling

the opinions of people in a company which prevent women from getting such important positions as men The problem for women in broadcasting is the glass ceiling. Women rise but not to the top.
See also: ceiling, glass
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A glass ceiling and clerestory define the separation between the two structures.
There was never a glass ceiling and women had no barriers to break--this was our playing field all along,"
Sara Mirski, development director with Leviev Boymelgreen, one of the most active, successful and highly capitalized developers in New York, believes women have a natural talent for the multi-tasking that today's residential industry requires and says ignorance is bliss when it comes to a glass ceiling.
Ms Hill believes that organisations in which a glass ceiling exists are those without confidence, those that lack the imagination to see the potential rewards of a diverse management team.
The unfortunates on the sticky floor are worse off than women or blacks who hit a glass ceiling .
According to the study, only 30 percent of women executives and 43 percent of male executives believe that women have the same opportunities as men do in the workplace today -- supporting the existence of a glass ceiling.
But in a provocative new paper, organizational development expert Adrian Savage cites another more powerful and common cause for a glass ceiling that affects both sexes.
Is there a glass ceiling in the high tech industry?
Nearly two-thirds of women surveyed believe a glass ceiling is a