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a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions

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Yet her determination to broaden my options chipped at the glass ceiling for me.
Since the term was popularized in the 1980s, the glass ceiling has become a significant concept in the American workplace.
THE GLASS CEILING IS DEFINED AS "THOSE ARTIFICIAL barriers based on attitudinal or organizational bias that prevent qualified individuals from advancing upward in their organization into management level positions.
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.
Graham and to be the first major election systems company to shatter the glass ceiling," said Kathryn Ferguson, Sequoia's vice president of corporate communications.
At a luncheon ceremony held at the Midwest Express Center and hosted by the Wisconsin Glass Ceiling Commission, WE's President/Chairman and CEO, Richard A.
She is, of course, well known for her work to remove glass ceilings where they exist in corporate America, having issued the government's first two reports on the subject while serving as the first chair of the Glass Ceiling Commission.
But we need to remember that glass ceilings, TV appearances and dangerous encounters with unknowns touch few of us.
These glass ceilings are reinforced by sales trainers and consultants employed to achieve and sustain these KPI's and benchmarks, who by using the same techniques for each client are contributing to the homogenisation of the market.
Glass ceilings exist in the political classes, with a predominance of Etonian-type politicians, many of whom had a life as a political researcher, not a plumber, teacher, nurse etc, before commencing their political career proper.
of London, UK) compiles nine case studies that compare women's campaigns for executive offices around the world and identifies commonalities and differences among them to see why some glass ceilings have been penetrated and others have not.
MARKS& Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose says glass ceilings have disappeared from the workplace and women "have never had it so good".
These are women who saw blue skies through glass ceilings and made their way to the top.
It's important for the younger generation to see that there are no glass ceilings in this country and you are elevated to positions based on your merits,'' he said.