Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling: Women in Management by Linda Wirth

By Linda Wirth

Girls all over the world have accomplished larger degrees of schooling than ever ahead of and this day signify greater than forty percentage of the worldwide group. but their proportion of administration positions is still unacceptably low. This well timed learn reports the altering place of ladies within the exertions marketplace an din specialist and managerial paintings. It examines the stumbling blocks to women's profession improvement and the motion taken to enhance their possibilities and advertise gender equality. This record discusses the gains hole among women and men, in addition to the occupational segregation that exists in administration. It examines the placement of girls managers within the quarter of public provider in addition to the monetary, enterprise, and banking sectors, whereas offering worthwhile figures and statistical info. helpful profession thoughts are provided together with mentoring, networking, and occupation monitoring ways. this crucial examine presents a shiny photo of nationwide and overseas efforts to enhance gender equality in administration.

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1 In Canada, supervisors in clerical, sales, services and production sectors are included in the definition of “manager”. In the United States, certain management-related occupations are included in the occupational group of administrative and managerial workers. 2 ILO data collected on the basis of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) constitute the most complete set of data available for making broad international comparisons. Until 1988, ISCO-68 was the system used.

29 More recent studies for Japan, Australia and Canada confirm these gender differences in time use. 9. Mean annual earnings of university-educated women as a percentage of those of university-educated men in two age brackets, 1995-96 (selected OECD countries) 1 Data not available for age 55-64. Source: OECD: Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators 1998 (Paris, 1998), p. 359. © ILO 2001 17 Breaking through the glass ceiling women, but women spent more time on personal care and meals. Paid work and housework showed the biggest differences between men and women.

1 ISCO-88, Major Group 1: Includes legislators, senior government officials, traditional chiefs and heads of villages, senior officials of special interest organizations, corporate managers, directors and chief executives, production and operations department managers, other department managers and general managers. Source: ILO: Yearbook of Labour Statistics 1999, op. , table 2c, pp. 187-240. 4. 3. 3. Source: ILO: Yearbook of Labour Statistics 2000, table 2c, pp. 187-240. 32 © ILO 2001 Women in professional and managerial jobs Despite the statistical limitations mentioned earlier in this chapter, ILO data clearly show a pattern of women holding a smaller proportion of management positions compared with men in most countries.

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