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The Glass Ceiling

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Leah Crocker

on 5 October 2012

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What it is, Who hits it, and How to shatter it The Glass Ceiling
An unofficially acknowledged barrier to advancement women and
members of minorities. in a profession, especially affecting
A Wall Street Journal article
in 1986 was the
first to use the term "Glass Ceiling"
to refer to the
gender bias in Corporate America. At the time in the United States,
women made 60 cents for every
dollar earned by a man. That's just because women work in lower paying jobs. Right? Woman earn more than half of all graduate degrees, but only make up 5% of C-level executives. ontributing Factors:
Time spent out of the workforce
Flexible schedules
Fewer Hours
Dual responsibilities
Sexism/Perception And it's not just in the U.S. In 2011, women MBA graduates received half the job offers of their male counterparts, despite sending out 20% more applications.

For the same work with the same qualifications, men make 5 percent to 7 percent more than women. Though blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians represent roughly 30 percent of the population, they fill only 3 percent of senior management positions at American corporations and nonprofits. (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Lilly Ledbetter
Fair Pay Act 1963 2009 1991 2002 March (cc) image by jantik on Flickr Equal Pay Act Civil Rights Act 2012 Paycheck Fairness Act Holding employers accountable Leadership Opportunities So what can be done? Female Mentors Education Mindset Resources The Gender Wage Gap, Around the World, March 9, 2010. By CATHERINE RAMPELL The New York Times Women's Earnings and Income Published: August 2012 Catalyst Research It's Time That We End the Equal Pay Myth,4/16/2012 Forbes Magazine, OpEd More female MBAs, but little gains for equal pay, April 22, 2011 CNN Money
Senate GOP blocks Democrats' equal pay bill 6/5/2012 USA TODAY Glass Ceiling Commission - A Solid Investment : Making Full Use of the Nation's Human November 1995 Breaking the Glass Ceiling Means Breaking Up With Your Middle School Mindset 11/01/11 Forbes Magazine
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