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Leading at the top: Understanding women’s challenges above the glass ceiling

June 1, 2016 • Women in Leadership

What Is the The Glass Cliff? While most of us are familiar with the “Glass Ceiling”, the “Glass Cliff” phenomena is less well known and/or understood.  The term was introduced by Michelle Ryan and Alexander Haslam, psychology professors at the University of Exeter. In their 2004 study, they found evidence that women are more likely than men to find themselves on a ‘glass cliff’, in positions that are risky or precarious. Summary In this latest study, Glass & Cook  collected information on the career trajectories of 52 female Fortune 500 CEOs along with structured interviews with 12 of those CEOs. They explored the circumstances under which women are promoted to… » Read More

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