corporate ladder

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corporate ladder

The hierarchy of authority and earning power within a large business or corporation, likened to the rungs of a ladder. Usually used with some variable verb or phrase referring to ascension. Although you're starting at an entry-level position, this company prides itself on giving employees the opportunity to climb the corporate ladder if they prove their abilities and determination. She proved early on that she had unique business smarts, and she's been making her way up the corporate ladder ever since.
See also: corporate, ladder
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He spent a decade in American Express, working his way up the corporate ladder to become CEO of American Express Banking Corp.-India.
"Over years of navigating the corporate ladder and experiencing the American corporation complex firsthand, I thought I had much to contribute to the discussion concerning corporate leadership.
In the chic, buttoned-up world of 1950s Manhattan, Tom just wants to survive in the big city and climb the corporate ladder. His small cons have been paying off, but when Tom's boss sends him to sunny Italy to round up his wayfaring son, Dickie Greenleaf, a much bigger scheme starts forming in Tom's twisted, obsessive brain.
If there is a choice in moving up the corporate ladder between a man and a woman, when both qualify equally, why should a man be given preference just because the other contestant is a woman?
'Umar represents the growing class of executives trained by the country's business schools who made it big by working their way up the corporate ladder rather than being born into privilege,' The Express Tribune wrote after Umar's retirement from Engro.
* The higher women advance up the corporate ladder, they have less access then men to their senior leaders.
The book is part memoir of personal loss and part leadership guide, in which Lisson describes her rise up the corporate ladder to become the first woman to be appointed president at FedEx Express.
A trainee at giants Ogilvy & Mather, she worked her way up the corporate ladder to become the chair.
When asked about the first five years of their careers, 32% of respondents expect to be managing or supervising employees in a corporate environment, 24% expect to be working their way up the corporate ladder, and 20% expect to start their own business or become an entrepreneur.
Drake McGruder has had several opportunities to leave Arkansas and move up the corporate ladder. But he's happy to stay in Fort Smith, where he oversees safety for Kraft Foods Group's Planters plant.
Ross said: "I have always had an interest in the caring sector, however I fell into banking and became comfortable, climbing the corporate ladder.
STUART Gulliver climbed the corporate ladder to become one of the world's richest bankers.
As I continued to rise up the corporate ladder, I felt the duty to honor the generation before me by making sure that I strongly represent the Latino community at the corporations where I worked.
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Pierrepont Finch enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder. Will Finch's unorthodox business practices at the World-Wide Wicket Co.
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