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Glass Ceiling Still Exists

Glass Ceiling Still Exists

Glass Ceiling Still Exists

Is it easier for a woman to become a political leader than a business one?,” asks MarketWatch‘s Quentin Fottrell. “More than three decades after Margaret Thatcher became prime minister of Britain, the answer still appears to be yes.” (photo: Margaret Thatcher walking on the DePauw campus before her Ubben Lecture; April 8, 1992)

The text notes, “Women currently hold 97, or 18%, of the 535 seats in Congress: 20 of the 100 seats in the Senate (an all-time high), and 77 of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. By contrast, just 4% of women hold CEO positions in Fortune 1,000 companies.”

The piece concludes, “And it should be noted that for all of women’s advances in politics, no woman even been nominated for a presidential run by one of the two major parties. Even at a state level, says Steve Langerud, a workplace consultant and director of professional opportunities at DePauw University, ‘we’re not going to see that equity between men and women for a long time.’ “