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US WOMEN BREAKING THROUGH THE GLASS CEILING

US WOMEN BREAKING THROUGH THE GLASS CEILING Although 40 per cent of US managers are women, only about 5 percent of the top level managers are women. Middle and top level womenmanagers were surveyed by a questionnaire. Nearly all say women areunderrepresented in their firms, mainly because the men at the top arereluctant to promote them. As a remedy, education was preferred overlegal measures. Key barriers include managers stereotypes aboutwomens credibility, career commitment, and decisionmaking abilityvarious subtle forms of exclusion. Key techniques for overcoming thebarriers include skills in communicating, problem solving, decisionmaking, motivating, delegating, and supervising understanding the firm,its people, and its politics cooperating as a team member developingpersonal power poise, inner resources. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women In Management Review Emerald Publishing

US WOMEN BREAKING THROUGH THE GLASS CEILING

Women In Management Review , Volume 6 (5) – May 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0964-9425
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000001801
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Abstract

Although 40 per cent of US managers are women, only about 5 percent of the top level managers are women. Middle and top level womenmanagers were surveyed by a questionnaire. Nearly all say women areunderrepresented in their firms, mainly because the men at the top arereluctant to promote them. As a remedy, education was preferred overlegal measures. Key barriers include managers stereotypes aboutwomens credibility, career commitment, and decisionmaking abilityvarious subtle forms of exclusion. Key techniques for overcoming thebarriers include skills in communicating, problem solving, decisionmaking, motivating, delegating, and supervising understanding the firm,its people, and its politics cooperating as a team member developingpersonal power poise, inner resources.

Journal

Women In Management ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 1991

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