Women in Management

by Rita Bailey

Women in Management

Who are Women in Management? What does it mean to be a female manager in the 21st century workplace?

What does it take to smash and break through the infamous glass ceiling that still exists some 35 years since the first British Sex Discrimination Act and the Equal Pay Act?

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.

Margaret Thatcher

While the debate continues as to whether the glass ceiling really exists, it is clear that, despite a raft of legislation to create gender equality work practices, women managers still face challenges if they are to secure promotion to top management and leadership positions, including board directorships, and to the pay received by men in these posts.

Fortunately, as no two female managers are the same, women are using a wide range of approaches to succeed while working out the best route to the next level.

 

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