Glass ceiling question.?
Feminists claim there is a glass ceiling which according to Wikipedia: "In economics, the term glass ceiling refers to "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." My question is: How can it be said that such an unbreachable barrier exists when these are but a few examples of women who have risen not only risen to the upper rungs, but they very highest rung: Mindy Grossma, Chief executive, HSN, Inc. U.S. Jane Mendillo, Chief executive, Harvard Management Co. U.S. Chanda Kochha, Chief executive, ICICI Bank India Irene Rosenfeld, Chief executive, Kraft Foods U.S. Judy McGrath, Chief executive, MTV Networks U.S. Terri Dial, Chief executive, North America Consumer Banking, Citigroup U.S. 1Marjorie Scardino, Chief executive, Pearson Plc. U.K. Indra Nooyi, Chief executive, PepsiCo U.S. Ellen Alemany, Chief executive, RBS Americas and Citizens Financial Group U.S. Susan Ivey, Chief executive, Reynolds American U.S. Mary Sammons, Chief executive, Rite Aid Corp. U.S. Brenda Barnes, Chief executive, Sara Lee Corp. U.S. Lynn Elsenhans, Chief executive, Sunoco U.S. Carol Meyrowitz, Chief executive, TJX Companies U.S. Ho Ching,Chief executive, Temasek Singapore Janet Robinson, Chief executive, The New York Times Co. U.S. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Chief executive, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation U.S. Ann Moore Chief executive, Time Inc. U.S. Heidi Miller Chief executive, Treasury & Securities Services, JPMorgan Chase U.S. Angela Braly Chief executive, WellPoint U.S. Christina Gold Chief executive, Western Union U.S. Gail Kelly Chief executive, Westpac Australia Nancy McKinstry Chief executive, Wolters Kluwer Netherlands Ursula Burns Chief executive, Xerox Corp. U.S. Carol Bartz Chief executive, Yahoo U.S. In politics: Angela Merkel, Dilma Rousseff, Sonia Ghandi, are not only in positions of power, but heads of state in their respective countries. Certainly not as many women dedicate their entire lives to ladder climbing as men, but don't the above examples and countless others make it clear there is no unbreakable barrier? When women do what it takes to have the right qualifications and achievements, they clearly can and do achieve the same upper rung positions men do don't they, or are all these scores of successful women simply elaborate hoaxes made up by MRAs?
Asked By: Common Sense - 3/17/2012
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In my experience working for a corporation, I really see no glass ceiling for women. Here is my take on it: I think the reason the women you listed are in the positions of power they are in, is because they either are single, have a stay-at-home husband, are childless, or if they have children, their children are being... More
Answered By: Glinda - 3/17/2012
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Some women climb up the rungs of power by using the ladders in their tights...it all depends on their methodology. Some climb under their own merit, and some on the backs of others, just like men.
Answered By: marduksrevenge - 3/17/2012
No, they don't. For every one woman there are thousands of men in those same positions. Most of these women, in fact probably 98% come from the wealthiest segment of society... More
Answered By: Lalalalala - 3/17/2012
There is no glass ceiling and there never has been and women and feminists who say there is are bare faced liars and stupid with it... More
Answered By: Guitar virgin - 3/17/2012
The glass ceiling thing is a lie. It's an agenda designed to keep sexism and hatred alive, by repeating "You are woman, therefore you are victim." mantras... More
Answered By: Miss Capri - 3/17/2012
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