glass ceiling


glass ceiling
noun
= plafond de verre qui désigne métaphoriquement l'ensemble des facteurs qui empêchent les femmes de parvenir aux postes les plus élevés dans le monde professionnel

In the seven years Morag Stuart has been a qualified lawyer, she has seen a marked shift in attitudes towards women in the legal profession which indicate the so-called glass ceiling is finally cracking. While in the past some female solicitors would have been held back because of their gender, now Ms Stuart, 29, believes that attitude is simply not tolerated.


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