Glass ceiling 'still a barrier to top jobs'

Topic Selected: Gender Equality

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  • Three-quarters of women believe that the glass ceiling still exists.
  • Half of women support the introduction of quotas vs a quarter of men.
  • Lower confidence and ambition are impeding women leaders’ careers.

Almost three-quarters of women (73%) believe the glass ceiling exists and say there are still barriers for women looking to be appointed to senior management and board-level positions in the UK, according to research by the Institute of Leadership & Management released today (21 February 2011). In contrast, just 38% of men believe there is a glass ceiling.
Nearly 3,000 managers were surveyed for the report, Ambition and Gender at Work, which reveals that over a third of women (36%) feel that their gender has hindered their career progression. This figure rises to almost half (44%) among those women over the age of 45.
With Lord Davies’ review on gender equality in Britain’s boardrooms due this week, the researc

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