Year of Award
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
College of Business & Professional Studies
title IX, Occupations, earnings, operators, employees, technicians, workers
The term "glass ceiling" raises the same definition for many people: a set of artificial or attitudinal barriers that impede women from succeeding in the workplace. Women are not allowed the same full range of opportunities that men have enjoyed for years. Women are often and incorrectly perceived as being less dedicated to their careers once they start their families. Another myth is that once they have children, they will quit their jobs to stay at home. A recent survey has disproved this myth soundly. More women than ever remain in the workforce and have young children. Once women receive equal pay for equal work, the playing field should become more level. Unfortunately, progress still needs to be made to close the wage gap. Women are also starting businesses at a much faster rate than men, and this can bring its own sense of accomplishments and rewards. Fortunately, the federal government has done in-depth research on the barriers that working women face in the workplace. The Labor Department is trying to work closely with several large corporations to see if they can get more women in the pipeline to top management positions. The federal government is determined that if companies do not break the "glass ceiling," then they will do it for them.
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Friedman, Jacqueline R., "An Evaluation of Barriers Impeding Women in the Workplace" (1995). Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects. 195.
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