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Smashing into the glass ceiling for women managers

Camilla Veale (York City Council, York, UK)
Jeff Gold (Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 February 1998

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Abstract

Examines the subject of the glass ceiling for women managers and empirical research within a Metropolitan District Council. Looks at the causes of, effects of, and solutions to, the glass ceiling for women managers within an organisation in the UK. Concludes that the glass ceiling for women managers is a complex phenomenon. The results of the empirical research show that a glass ceiling for women managers exists within the council. The causes of the glass ceiling are wide ranging including a lack of career counselling and development for women, a lack of management development for women, attitudes of male councillors and managers, the expected role of women in society, conflicts between personal and work life, and the organisational culture within which women work. The effects of the glass ceiling for both the employer and women managers are analysed and solutions to the problem are explored.

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Veale, C. and Gold, J. (1998), "Smashing into the glass ceiling for women managers", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 17-26. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621719810199527

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