The Glass Ceiling: Top Issues of Women In Management

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This is part 4 to my series Women In Management: The Issues Women Face In Corporate America.

Women
Glass Ceiling
Career
Competencies
Objectives
Goals
Mentor
Rights

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The Glass Ceiling: Top Issues of Women In Management

  1. 1. Women In Management The Top Issues Women Face In Corporate America Part 4
  2. 2. Women Issue #4
  3. 3. What Is The Glass Ceiling? ● An invisible barrier that keep women and minorities from progressing in their careers ● It’s the point in a career when you can see the next level of promotion but despite your efforts are unable to move forward due to this invisible barrier.
  4. 4. ● Over the years the glass ceiling concept is being dispelled (a doubted non-factual concept) ○ Glass is clear so women can see those above them and therefore are capable of career advancements ○ Additionally, women in top level positions are increasing more rapidly
  5. 5. Is The Glass Ceiling Real?
  6. 6. How To Break The Glass Ceiling According to Mindtools.com
  7. 7. ● Identify the Key Competencies within Your Organization ○ Key competencies are the common skills and attributes of the people in your company's upper levels. These skills are often tied closely to the organization's culture and vision. ● Set Objectives to Align Your Competencies with Top Management ○ Once you know your target, set goals to get there. You're responsible for determining your own career direction. Be proactive and go after what you want, because it probably won't be handed to you. - See more at:
  8. 8. ● Build Your Network ○ Build relationships with other people in your organization. You never know who may be in a position to help you or provide you with valuable information. ● Know Your Rights ○ watch for discriminatory behavior. Sometimes biases and stereotyping can cross the line into discrimination. ● Find a Mentor ○ Having a mentor is a powerful way to break through the glass ceiling.
  9. 9. Kimberly Collins The Educated Natural www.kimberlytheeducatednatural.com

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