Glass Ceiling

In economics, the glass ceiling is "the unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements." Initially, the metaphor applied to barriers in the careers of women but was quickly extended to refer to obstacles hindering the advancement of minority men, as well as women.

Read more about Glass Ceiling:  Definition, Glass Ceiling in The U.S., Studies, The Pipeline Theory, The Glass Ceiling and Disclosure of Sexual Orientation, The Glass Ceiling in Developing Countries, Variations and Related Terms

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