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What is the Glass Ceiling?

Many of us will have heard the words “glass ceiling” used as a metaphor to describe how people are unable to pass beyond a certain point. In economic terms this glass ceiling refers to the situation where a person is unable to climb any higher in their profession because of their race, gender, sexual preference, religion, or other factor. It is a contentious issue, but there is little doubt that such blocks to advancement do exist in at least some organizations. During the last few decades there has been a lot of effort to make the playing field a bit fairer, but people will disagree about how much this happened – all though few would doubt that there have been improvements.

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