The glass cliff: Understanding the precariousness of women’s leadership position and the underlying mechanisms

@inproceedings{Morgenroth2015TheGC,
  title={The glass cliff: Understanding the precariousness of women’s leadership position and the underlying mechanisms},
  author={Thekla Morgenroth and Floor Rink and Michelle K. Ryan and Janka I. Stoker},
  year={2015}
}
Women’s representation in senior leadership positions continues to be significantly lower than that of men, however, a small proportion of women do manage to break through the glass ceiling. This research summary provides a review of research into the glass cliff phenomenon whereby women who do break through the glass ceiling disproportionally occupy risky and precarious leadership positions. The summary explores multiple reasons for the glass cliff including an organizational desire to signal… CONTINUE READING