The Glass Ceiling: Leadership Barriers for Women


Elaine, US

The Glass Ceiling: Leadership Barriers for Women

According to a study by, gender stereotyping is one of the key barriers to women's advancement in corporate leadership. It leaves women with limited, conflicting, and often unfavorable options no matter how they choose to lead.
A 2006 Catalyst Census showed that, even though women make up over 50% of the management, professional, and related occupations, only 15.6% of Fortune 500 corporate officers and 14.6% of Fortune 500 board directors are women.
They are either considered too soft or too tough, they face higher standards than male leaders and are rewarded with less, and when women exhibit traditionally valued leadership behaviors such as assertiveness, they tend to be seen as competent but not personable or well-liked.
Those who do adopt a more stereotypically feminine style are liked, but are not seen as having valued leadership skills.

  Uma Shashikumar, India

Leadership barries for Women

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  Ellie M., USA

Labyrinth instead of Glass Ceiling for Women

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  Ellie M., USA

Women reaching the C-Suite

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  April K, USA

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  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Women in Management - Little Progress in Gender Parity

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  Sibongile Nxumalo
Director, South Africa

Upward Mobility of Women

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  Oshun, Grace Okaima
Lecturer, Nigeria

Leadership Barriers for Women

I agree with Elaine that gender stereotype is one ...

Manager, India

Leadership Barriers for Women

I too agree with the comments post by different pe...

  Georgina Popescu
Manager, Austria

Top Management Barriers for Women

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  Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States

Leadership Barriers for Women; The Glass Ceiling is Actually a Labyrinth

I embraced the material produced by Alice Eagly & ...

  Cindy Lanphear, United States

Labyrinth versus Ceiling

@Greg Johnson: I believe these terms are two very ...

  Tom Wilson
HR Consultant, United States

Alpha Female Leadership, Beta Male Leadership

@Cindy Lanphear: I think that the Alpha Male lead...

  Anneke Zwart
Student (University), Netherlands

Women as Leaders: the Invisible Barriers

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  Tom Wilson
HR Consultant, United States

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@Anneke Zwart: Of the three strategies you have ou...

  Harlen Williams
Student, United States

Organizational GLASS: Can Females Crack It?

Decades of the invisible barriers limiting the adv...

  Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States

Glass Ceiling??????

@Harlen Williams: A very good dissertation on the ...

  Kari Egge
CEO, Norway

Organizational Glass - Yes we Can Crack It!!

@Harlen Williams: To add to the misery, almost eve...

  Jemima Riley
Trinidad and Tobago

Lack of Emotional Awareness is a Leadership Barrier for Women

Leadership by women can be intellectual, visionary...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

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Professors Riley and Ely report on meta-analysis (...

  Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States

Hot Button Topic

This is such a "Hot Button Topic", because it cros...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

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So far we have discussed in the above the persiste...

  Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States

Systemic Choices

I agree with Jaap de Jonge's closing statement in ...


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