- glass ceiling
- .glass 'ceilingn [singular]the attitudes and practices that prevent women or particular groups from getting high level jobs, even though there are no actual laws or rules to stop them▪ Goodhue shattered the glass ceiling as the first female publisher at Time Inc.
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glass ceiling — ˌglass ˈceiling also glass wall noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES the attitudes in an organization that prevent women from rising beyond a certain level, despite having the necessary skills and ability: • the glass ceiling keeping women executives … Financial and business terms
glass ceiling — glass ceilings N COUNT: usu sing When people refer to a glass ceiling, they are talking about the attitudes and traditions in a society that prevent women from rising to the top jobs. In her current role she broke through the glass ceiling as the … English dictionary
glass ceiling — The glass ceiling is the discrimination that prevents women and minorities from getting promoted to the highest levels of companies and organisations … The small dictionary of idiomes
glass ceiling — see ceiling … Modern English usage
glass ceiling — noun count an unfair system that prevents some people, especially women, from reaching the most senior positions in a company or organization … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
glass ceiling — n. an unofficial policy regarded as being imposed on women and minorities that prevents them from advancing to higher positions in business, government, etc … English World dictionary
Glass ceiling — global|date=January 2008The term glass ceiling refers to situations where the advancement of a qualified person within the hierarchy of an organization is stopped at a lower level because of some form of discrimination, most commonly sexism or… … Wikipedia
glass ceiling — noun a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions • Hypernyms: ↑ceiling, ↑roof, ↑cap * * * noun, pl ⋯ ings [count] : an unfair system or set of… … Useful english dictionary
glass ceiling — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms glass ceiling : singular glass ceiling plural glass ceilings an unfair system that prevents some people, especially women, from reaching the most senior positions in a company or organization … English dictionary
glass ceiling — The glass ceiling is the discrimination that prevents women and minorities from getting promoted to the highest levels of companies and organisations. (Dorking School Dictionary) … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions