Breaking through the "glass ceiling"

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Definitely glass ceiling still exists everywhere even in Jamaica, the country that tops the charts on having the most number of women executives. Based on interviews with women from Jamaica, they still believe that a lot should still be done, especially in the male-dominated industries like manufacturing.
Agree. I want to add the fact that although Jamaica has the highest percentage of female managers, most of the female managers are in middle management, only 24% in top management. So, still a long way to go.
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I believe it still exists. The company I work for has more men executives. Women are given positions that are more prone to criticisms. It's like you're already expecting them to fail.
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The glass ceiling as a concept seems obsolete faced with the tangled reality of women in the workplace in the wake of feminism. More and more women are competing for the same positions as men and giving them a run for their money, rightfully so.
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I would say one of the reasons why the glass ceiling still exists for women in the workplace is because women are still the ones who interrupt their careers to handle work/family trade-offs – having babies, raising kids, etc. and most companies fear putting females in senior positions in fear of them deciding to up and leave for family instead
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We really need to break all those barriers. We need more women on top management so that there can be more opportunities for women to enter the workplace. We can only count on women to create company policies that are supportive of women.
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We really need to break all those barriers. We need more women on top management so that there can be more opportunities for women to enter the workplace. We can only count on women to create company policies that are supportive of women.
Right, how can men create breastfeeding policies in the company and things like that. Only women would be able to relate. And only women in top management would be able to make those policies into effect.
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I would say one of the reasons why the glass ceiling still exists for women in the workplace is because women are still the ones who interrupt their careers to handle work/family trade-offs – having babies, raising kids, etc. and most companies fear putting females in senior positions in fear of them deciding to up and leave for family instead
Rightly said. That is why we need to have mommy-friendly work place policies to allow women the flexibility they need to have both a career life and mommy life.
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The glass ceiling as a concept seems obsolete faced with the tangled reality of women in the workplace in the wake of feminism. I believe factors such as socialization of gender and the existence of gendered spaces are better for interpreting issues of women in the workplace.
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It sure does. I’ve noticed that some companies may put a woman in a senior position but have a male counterpart there, just for control. They avoid having a sole female member heading up any team possibly because some men have no regard for women and will not respect their authority.
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I honestly don’t think so. Looking at my peers, I strongly believe that young women will define the next generation of the corporate environment and rewrite the rules in this perceived male-dominated world.
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Yes. There is still workplaces discrimination, particularly against those who choose to be mothers
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The problem already starts in our education system, which sends both implicit and explicit messages to girls and boys about subject and career choices and what ‘suits’ them better – music, languages and home economics for girls, and science, maths and woodwork for boys.
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The glass ceiling is a controversial topic that is constantly in hot pursuit. There are many statistics and theories that come into play; so many, in fact, that people may find it difficult to reach a solid conclusion.
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Speaking from personal experience, you may need to prove yourself twice as much as your male coworkers, especially if you happen to be both female and a minority.
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Research showed that only seven to nine percent of upper management at Fortune 1000 firms were women. According to a 2005 article by Paul Igasak on the Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal site, a similar study showed that 97 percent of top executives at the same companies were white. Clearly, the effect is extremely pervasive throughout all sorts of industries.
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Some women who become successful develop a hard edge and bitterness and feel that they clawed their way to the top and so should every woman after them. Of course, other female top executives feel the exact opposite and strive to make things easier for women who follow.
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The only way to avoid this, I would say, is to consider working for a female-owned company or start your own. There are a lot of grant programs that are specifically designed to help female-owned businesses get off the ground.
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