Making room at the top: chipping the glass ceiling

This research focuses on attitudes toward women as managers and identifies variables that might be associated with more positive attitudes. Samples included 369 industry professionals, 36 business faculty, and 179 students. Results indicate that the industry sample had more favorable, although still biased, attitudes toward women as managers. Key variables that were associated with more favorable attitudes were: having worked for a female manager, having a female mentor, level of education, and acceptance of others.