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Beyond the glass ceiling and metaphors

Beyond the glass ceiling and metaphors

In 1992 Davidson and Cooper commented: ‘Within the next decade, women will constitute around half of the total workforce in the UK [United Kingdom]. However, despite the introduction of sex discrimination and equal pay legislation, the majority of women are still concentrated in low pay, low status, gender segregated jobs’ (Davidson and Cooper, 1992:v). Over the past decades we have seen widespread public commitment to equal opportunity and arguments for the commercial benefits of diverse leadership, yet a quarter of a century later this comment from Davidson and Copper remains largely true.


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