An appreciation of Ann Hopkins, a glass ceiling pioneer

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

4 signs your company may have a glass ceiling

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You’ve performed impressively in an upper management position at your company but, despite trying multiple times and having excellent qualifications, you still haven’t been able to reach that final level of the executive pyramid. Not wanting to jump to conclusions, you took a hard look at how you and your team have performed, the revenue you … Continued