Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling Argumentative Essay by hicaliber

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling
Questions what is stopping women from breaking through the corporate glass ceilings.
# 93186 | 4,600 words | 12 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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Forty years ago women in "high places" virtually didn't exist. Women physicians and lawyers, for example, were so rare that finding one caused comment and sometimes consternation. That is no longer true, of course, and leaders agree that the glass ceiling is not as strong as it once was. This paper shows that women have entered all areas of business and make up 50% of management positions, yet few women are in positions of leadership. Naturally, everybody wonders why women, in spite of their struggles, don't seem to be reaching the top. Many people argue that discrimination is the cause of women's failure to break through the glass ceiling, but this paper argues that discrimination, although still present, is not the main source of the problem.

Paper Outline:
Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling: What's Stopping Women?
What is the Glass Ceiling?
Communication Styles and the Glass Ceiling
Coping with the Glass Ceiling

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Beem, K. (2004). Breaking the glass ceiling--from above. Crain's Chicago Business, 27 (50), Dec., 3.
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