Books on Glass Ceiling Hypothesis
Gender Roles, Women's Liberation Theory, Gender and Women, Glass Ceiling Hypothesis
the Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach the Top of Americas Largest Corporations? by Ann M.
Morrison, Randall P. White, Ellen Van Velsor
Although women have reached management levels, only a miniscule minority in the Fortune
500 companies hold top positions - 1.7%. Frank responses from women and their male
associates interviewed here illustrate factors that work for and against those trying to
break sexist barriers, the glass ceiling between women and the top. Capable women can be
limited as well by lack of drive, failure to get and give help or exhaustion caused by
their responsibilities as wives and mothers. The authors' findings are buttressed by
statistics, as well as psychological/behavioral evaluations of men and women candidates
Walls and Glass Ceilings : Women's Representation in State and Municipal Bureaucracies
by Margaret F. Reid, Brinck Kerr, Will Miller
Reid, Kerr, and Miller provide the first book-length, systematic national analysis of
female representational patterns in state and municipal bureaucracies. They find that
despite three decades of affirmative legislation, women remain underrepresented in the
highest and best-paying positions in administrative and professional posts. These findings
are critical to the democratic legitimacy of public agencies at a time when trust in
public institutions is low.
the Glass Ceiling: Careers of Senior Women in the Academic World
by Miriam David, Diana Woodward (Editors)
Why is it that in many universities the number of women professors can literally be
counted on the fingers of one hand, while the number of men number in the hundreds? Why
are women academics so relatively disadvantaged and men so firmly in control?
Negotiating the Glass Ceiling gathers together the unique personal reflects of 16 eminent
women working in higher education across the world. These personal reflections document
some of the changing patterns of women's lives in higher education since the war, a time
of massive social change within the education itself, as well as in women's lives outside
on the Glass Ceiling : Tap into Your True Strengths, Activate Your Vision, and Get What
You Really Want out of Your Career - by Candy Deemer, Nancy Fredericks
"Dancing on the Glass Ceiling is a joy of discovery for professional women."
Rikki Klieman, anchor, Court TV
Written in a friendly tone and featuring quizzes and self-assessments, Dancing on the
Glass Ceiling is a workshop in a book that gives women the inspiration and practical tools
to help them truly transform their careers and their futures.
From the Back Cover: How did 'Paramount Pictures' Sherry Lansing, Ogilvy and Mather's
Shelly Lazarus, and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor make it to the top? Not by
"playing like a man"! As you'll discover in Dancing on the Glass Ceiling,
mimicking the macho leadership styles of successful businessmen may help you climb your
way to the middle, but if you want to soar into the stratosphere of upper management, you
have to play like a woman.
The book's insights, exercises, and techniques will help you strengthen and refine your
innate feminine-based skills. You'll learn how to:
Reinvent your skills as you move to higher management positions. Bring more harmony into
your career and your personal life. Why try to beat men at their own game when you can
succeed so brilliantly by playing like a woman? Read and experience Dancing on the Glass
Ceiling; learn to celebrate the powers you already possess and use them to make your
dreams come true.
Go against the grain--and win--with the acclaimed wisdom of Dancing on the Glass Ceiling
"Dancing On the Glass Ceiling shatters the old paradigms about women not being able
to truly thrive in the male dominated corporate hierarchy. This book will help career
women design the work life they want and better yet, it will show them how to succeed at
it. Dancing On the Glass Ceiling is not about male-bashing; rather, it's about female
empowerment. Congrats on a refreshing approach to success by showing that women can be
women in business...you go girls!"
--Neale S. Godfrey, author of New York Times #1 bestseller, Money Doesn't Grow On Trees: A
Parent's Guide To Raising Financially Responsible Children and Mom, Inc.: Taking Your Work
Skills Home and Making Change--a woman's guide to designing her financial future
"Dancing on the Glass Ceiling" is one of the most unique guides available for
working women. It's a great read and an even better practical resource.
In my experience, many women struggle to find a balance between their values, their
femininity, and their drive to succeed in the workplace (thankfully, having read the book
I know for sure it's not just me!) Deemer and Fredericks approach these issues from a
unique perspective: being a woman in business is a strength, not a weakness!
Some titles geared towards working women emphasize the "male" way of doing
business, as if to familiarize women with how men think when they're at work. They are
great guides for anyone interested in the politics of business. "Dancing on the Glass
Ceiling" is somewhat different in that it explores how women can benefit from their
femininity in the workplace: e.g. how women's unique communication and managerial skills
can be harnessed for success. To my knowledge, "Dancing on the Glass Ceiling" is
special in this respect - I haven't seen any other titles that would so broadly pull
together issues of women's work, their values, and their goals.
As a working woman, I found it liberating to read how I could incorporate my femininity
into who I am at the work place. I would highly recommend this title for any woman who is
interested in advancing her career and "staying true to herself."