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The Glass Ceiling: Barriers for Women to Positions of Power
Women have made remarkable progress within the last few decades in expanding their roles and functions within organizations, but their numbers within senior and executive positions remains disproportionate to that of men. Numerous studies have focused on three major factors for this disparity: individual, organizational, and societal. The findings suggest that even with rigid adherence to legislative and legal mandates that control hiring and promotional practices, women still remain underrepresented at the highest organizational levels. The glass ceiling has finally been cracked, but it is not yet broken.