Women above the Glass Ceiling

  title={Women above the Glass Ceiling},
  author={Sally Ann Davies-Netzley},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  pages={339 - 355}
This research focuses on women in corporate positions “above the glass ceiling” and explores their perceptions on corporate mobility and strategies for success in elite positions. Through interviews with 16 men and women corporate presidents and chief executive officers (CEOs) in Southern California, it is found that while white men promote the dominant ideology of individualism and patriarchal gender ideology as explanations of corporate mobility and success, white women emphasize alternative… Expand
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