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Women are only slightly more successful in reaching the highest levels of business today than they were in the colonial times With the start of the twentieth century more and more women carry the desire to have a career outside the home They would like to get out in the real world and be independent This is however hard to do considering the average man with a high school degree earns more than the average woman with a college degree Empowering However some women are slowly walking away from the general stereotype of a housewife and branching out into the workforce But even with the 1964 Civil Rights Act which states that discrimination in any way is illegal among other things this is not an easy task to accomplish Women are supposed to be in the home cooking cleaning and caring for the family This is not a bad stereotype considering all the rewards of watching the children grow and taking care of the family But whose to say those women can not have a job and still care for the family Many people in society today still think that a women having a career is not the right way to do things The woman should not worry because the man will take care of her ie she is helpless female and incapable of fighting in the real world With this attitude in mind how can women not be discriminated against in the workplace The glass ceiling is a term used to describe this attitude society has today Glass Ceiling The glass ceiling is not simply a barrier based on a persons inability to handle a higher-level job but applies to women as a group who are kept from advancing higher because they are womenThe highest ranking women in most industries are in non-operating areas such as personal public relations or occasionally finance specialties that seldom lead to the most powerful top-managing posts Journal
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