New Research Sheds Light On The Glass Ceiling In Corporate America

Leading discrimination lawyer issues guide to “Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Tips for Combatting Promotion Discrimination”

Despite significant gains made by women and minorities across corporate America, a stubborn glass ceiling prevents them from advancing to the most powerful and highest paying positions in the workplace.  For example, a recent study found that in 2017, the number of female Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) among Fortune 500 companies dwindled to just 5.4% … Continued

Pew survey sheds new light on glass ceiling discrimination in STEM jobs

A new survey by the Pew Research Center illuminates the ongoing glass ceiling faced by female employees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The survey results are consistent with an earlier study regarding female scientists about which the Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog previously posted. Key findings of the survey According to the survey’s findings, … Continued

The glass ceiling thins the ranks of African-American managers in the financial services industry

The proportion of African-American managers in financial services companies has actually decreased from 2007 to 20015, according to a Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report released in November 2017. The report also outlines best practices to help combat the glass ceiling through changes to companies’ recruitment and retention efforts. HT to Joe Davidson of the Washington Post who covered … Continued

How glass ceiling discrimination decelerates the careers of female mutual fund managers

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Glass ceiling and promotion discrimination issues plague many professions, including economics, science, and technology fields.  Add to this list the mutual fund industry, which is one of the most lucrative (and male-dominated) vocations, where senior managers wield considerable power within their organizations. It is also an industry driven by quantifiable results–how much money did you … Continued

The “bamboo ceiling” and the lack of Asian-American executives in Silicon Valley

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Much attention has rightly been focused on the glass ceiling discrimination that exists in many of the most profitable industries in America, including the financial and technology sectors. One issue, however, that has not been explored as deeply is the under-representation of Asian-American employees in the executive ranks (dubbed the “bamboo ceiling”) of technology companies. The … Continued

Strength in numbers: how to use evidence of discrimination against other employees

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In glass ceiling, promotion discrimination, and harassment cases, an important source of information is often the way in which the company has treated other employees. For example, in a race discrimination glass ceiling/promotion discrimination case, if the company has rejected a dozen qualified, African-American candidates for the same high-level position while promoting less qualified white … Continued