The Corporate Glass Ceiling
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The 'Glass Ceiling' Breaks Contd...
However, the men in the corporate world denied the very existence of any such phenomenon. Moreover, some women who had reached high positions did not testify the existence of the glass ceiling. They felt that it only took some extra effort, some compromises and support from the family, for women to reach the top.
They were restricted to clerical and other support services jobs. The reason seemed to be true, as in the late 1970s and early 1980s, very few women had proper college education and fewer had management degrees. A survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal in 1986 revealed that the highest-ranking women in most industries were in non-operating areas such as personnel, public relations and finance. These functional specializations rarely led to top management positions...
6] The 'O- Zone level' comprises top management
positions including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer
(COO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief
Technology Officer (CTO).
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