Shattering the Glass Ceiling: It Really Does Exist


By Dr. Sandra L. Torres

Screen Shot 2013-06-12 at 12.13.34 PMOne would think that in the twenty first century and in a country as progressive and modern as the United States, no one would be concerned with gender issues. Glass Ceiling is a term popularized in the early 1980s describing the invisible barriers that women (and minority men) confront in their ascent to the corporate hierarchy. According to The Economist, the popular weekly news and international affairs publication, it most certainly does exist and it’s a problem. The journal has even compiled its own “Glass Ceiling Index” to show where women have the best chance of equal treatment at work – and the best place is New Zealand!

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