Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling: Women in Management by Linda Wirth

By Linda Wirth

Ladies worldwide have completed greater degrees of schooling than ever ahead of and this present day symbolize greater than forty percentage of the worldwide team. but their percentage of administration positions is still unacceptably low. This well timed learn experiences the altering place of ladies within the hard work marketplace an din specialist and managerial paintings. It examines the hindrances to women's profession improvement and the motion taken to enhance their possibilities and advertise gender equality. This document discusses the profits hole among women and men, in addition to the occupational segregation that exists in administration. It examines the placement of ladies managers within the quarter of public carrier in addition to the monetary, enterprise, and banking sectors, whereas delivering helpful figures and statistical info. worthwhile profession ideas are provided together with mentoring, networking, and profession monitoring techniques. this significant examine offers a shiny picture of nationwide and overseas efforts to enhance gender equality in administration.

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Basil Blackwell, 1994), p. 177. 14 Wilson, op. , p. 6. 15 C. : “Women in management: The Canadian experience”, in Adler and Izraeli, op. , p. 377. 16 M. Roh, Korean Women’s Development Institute: Statement to the 41st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, Panel on Women and the Economy, New York, Mar. 1997, p. 3. 17 Inter-American Development Bank: Women in the Americas: Bridging the gender gap (Washington, DC, 1995), p. 65. 18 Eurostat: “Average EU woman earns a quarter less than a man”, Press Release No.

Htm. 05 ILO: Economically active population 1950-2010, op. cit. 06 ILO: Gender! Partnership of equals (Geneva, 2000), p. 50. 07 ILO: Key Indicators of the Labour Market 1999 (Geneva, 1999). This publication seeks to provide constituents with information on economic activities, such as the size and composition of the labour force and hours of work. There is also a focus on specific groups of workers such as women and youth. , op. , p. 50. 09 ILO: Yearbook of Labour Statistics 1999 (Geneva, 1999), table 3A, pp.

De Avelar: Women in economic decision-making in Brazil: A glass ceiling report (New York, 1994). 40 © ILO 2001 Women in professional and managerial jobs In the United Kingdom, the total number of managers and administrators was 4,306,000 in 1999. 40 But there was still a glass ceiling apparent at the highest levels. 2 per cent were department heads. 41 Another survey indicated that among FTSE 100 (Financial Times Stock Exchange 100) companies, women accounted for only 4 per cent of directors and held under 2 per cent of executive directorships.

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