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glass ceiling

n.
An unacknowledged discriminatory barrier that prevents women and minorities from rising to positions of power or responsibility, as within a corporation.

glass ceiling

n
a situation in which progress, esp promotion, appears to be possible but restrictions or discrimination create a barrier that prevents it

glass′ ceil′ing


n.
an upper limit to professional advancement, esp. as imposed upon women, that is not readily perceived or openly acknowledged.
[1980–85]
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Noun1.glass ceiling - a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positionsglass ceiling - a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions
ceiling, roof, cap - an upper limit on what is allowed; "he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him"; "there was a roof on salaries"; "they established a cap for prices"
Translations
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glass ceiling

n (fig) → barriera invisibile
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Burbridge, "The Glass Ceiling in Different Sectors of the Economy: Differences Between Government, Non-Profit, and For-Profit Organizations," US Government Reports: Glass Ceiling Background Papers, [Online] Available: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/e_archive/gov_reports/glassceiling /default.html, Jun 94.
At the very top, the glass ceiling is still largely in place.
New anti-discrimination laws are needed to help women and ethnic minorities smash the glass ceiling to promotion, the Law Society said today.
The tributes include induction into the "Florida Women of Achievement" photography documentary; the "In the Company of Women" award; and the Ziff Museum of Florida's "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" award.
At an almost lily-white commercial law conference he says, "Nobody's hiring white guys anymore." The author notes that such ignorance blissfully flies in the face of the Glass Ceiling Report, issued by a bipartisan federal commission that was initiated by Elizabeth Dole and sponsored by then-Senator Bob Dole.
THE GLASS CEILING IS DEFINED AS "THOSE ARTIFICIAL barriers based on attitudinal or organizational bias that prevent qualified individuals from advancing upward in their organization into management level positions." (1) Despite the large number of physicians in the United States (approximately 700,000), only about 2 percent identify administration as their primary professional activity.
workforce today, yet only three percent in the largest service and industrial companies have managed to break through what has been labeled "the glass ceiling" in corporate America.
Helen Brand OBE, ACCA's chief executive, says: '2018 is the 40th anniversary of the phrase 'glass ceiling' first being used by business consultant Marilyn Loden.'Looking forward, if there's one area where I wish to see sustained progress, it's to ensure career ladders breakthrough the glass ceiling for women.
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Easy to play, fun to explore, Moxie will ultimately discover what lies on the other side of the Glass Ceiling.