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STEEP LADDER, LONELY CLIMB

Women in Management Review

ISSN: 0964-9425

Article publication date: 1 May 1991

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Abstract

Proportions of women in executive, managerial, and administrative positions in the USA are increasing rapidly. The presence of women in these positions has helped them in their climb up the corporate ladder and allowed them to begin to break through the “glass ceiling”. However, entrance into these upper‐management positions has not come without costs to women. Isolation and loneliness, owing to token status, sex‐segregated work, and sexual harassment, commonly occur among women. Factors that cause these experiences and measures that may mitigate loneliness, such as networking and mentoring, are discussed.

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O′Leary, V.E. and Johnson, J.L. (1991), "STEEP LADDER, LONELY CLIMB", Women in Management Review, Vol. 6 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000001800

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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