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For those of you who are un-aware, “Glass Ceiling” refers to claims that women have an invisible barrier from preventing them from advancing up the hierarchal ladder in the workplace.

In the 1960’s the Women Liberation Movement and Civil Rights legislation was swung into action, aiming to abolish work discrimination and make it a thing of the past. However, even in today’s day and age, many agree that the glass ceiling still exists for many women in the work place.

Courses Direct, a leading online course provider in Australia has made a wonderful info-graphic on this topic, which ultimately leaves the question open for us to explore.

Have a read through it and let us know what you think in the comment’s below … Does the glass ceiling still exist in 2013?

Does the Glass Ceiling Exist in 2013 Infographic

Created by Courses Direct

  • I think one of the reasons is the risk of internal injuries if we are unlucky enough to fall. Unfortunately I know a lady who fell off a ladder. She was home alone and eventually managed to drag herself to the phone and pull it down to the floor via its long cord. She had some fractures in her spine and also had to have a hysterectomy.

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  • no don’t blame gender when it is all about being qualified and right for the position

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  • I don’t think it’s an imaginary glass ceiling stopping us. I think it’s men stopping us. They don’t want us to be better then them

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  • Interesting! Really good knowledge to know! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • Not sure what I expected clicking on this to read more but now I totally get it and learned something new today lol

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  • I never knew that. thanks for sharing.

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  • There sure is gender inequality, and much work needs to be done to ensure our daughters have better opportunities.

    Can’t believe this infographic quotes people like Margaret Thatcher – she was someone who ruled for the rich and implemented so many terrible policies that made life much harder for women. Just because she was a woman doesn’t mean she ever did anything good for the majority of women!!!

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  • The glass ceiling is real. The only real way for women to smash it is to either be “someone’s” daughter or start your own business. I have always found that once men find out that you get paid more than them they will sabotage your employment!

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  • I’m sure it still exists. My cousin has finally left a job where the company was just a big boy’s club. Frustrating in the extreme.

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  • I didn’t even know what it was interesting read.

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  • Yes it does still exist, in many industries and organizations, but it’s more discreet now, with the publicity about discrimination. There will always be “dinosaurs” with the “jobs for the boys” attitude, where they think women can’t do the job as well as men, so through stealth they put in place “glass ceilings” that prevent women from rising up the ladder of success in the work-place.

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  • Good read thanks for the information

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  • I think it still does, in subtle ways.

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  • Statistics are like rubber, you can bend them anyway you like.

    The graph is incomplete, what industries did they get their figures from? Of course there’s going to be big differences in pay between men and women in some industries where there are more men than women – how many females go down and work in the mines compared to males and and comparing different countries is like comparing apples and oranges.

    Presentation in Parliament Graph – same again, how many more males go into politics than women? Quite often in the media I hear and read stories about how only a small number of female politicians are on the front bench etc… as there should be more. As a female I would hate to see women being promoted just to even out the numbers – that would really be setting us back.

    I’m not saying the glass ceiling doesn’t exist but this graph doesn’t prove it does.

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  • I believe it still exists in most of the world

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