Glass Ceiling Effect

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INTRODUCTION:
GLASS CEILING EFFECT
In Economics, the 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 racism. An unofficial barrier to opportunities within an organization or company which is perceived to prevent protected classes of workers, particularly women from advancing to higher positions.

According to the Federal Class Ceiling Commission, the concept Glass Ceiling refers to “artificial barriers to the advancement of women and minorities.” The glass ceiling is the “unseen, yet unbreakable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the
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The results are calculated for each sector and are then compared to analyze the degree of ceiling effect in each sector.

DATA ANALYSIS
The answers are measured on a 5 point Likert scale from questions 1-7 and Yes or No format for questions 8 -10. Responses are recorded and interpreted according to the scoring key and norms. The results are then displayed in the form of a pie chart comparing each sector.
ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

Question 1: What percent of executive positions in your organization are occupied by women approximately? BANK | IT | | |
Interpretation:
As per the results it can be seen that the approximate percentage of women employed in the banking sector and IT sector comes within the bracket of 15%-40% the same being confirmed in the pie chart thereby showing that the percentage of women employed in both the sectors are not more than 40%.

Question 2 (I): Women and men are respected equally in organization. BANK | IT | | |
Interpretation:
As per the results 46% of the women in the IT sector and 10 % in the banking sector disagree that men and women are treated equally the same being seen and confirmed in the pie charts.

Question 2(II): Sufficient opportunities exist in my organization for women to advance into senior management positions. BANK | IT | | |
Interpretation:
As per the results 43% of the women in the IT sector and 12% in the banking sector disagree that

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