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Diversity Spring Lecture: Shattered the glass ceiling, Now what? Challenges Women Face in the Workplace
Tuesday, Mar. 6
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: SSA Auditorium SSA 13.330

The dominant paradigm that frames the challenges women face in attaining upward mobility has been the glass ceiling metaphor. Over the last decades, women have made steady progress and are moving to positions of leadership. However, women in leadership positions continue to face an uphill battle; they are often placed in precarious positions, setting them up for failure and pushing them over the edge – a phenomenon recently termed as “glass cliff.” This research examines the challenges women in Senior Executive Service face in various U.S. federal government agencies. The study finds that organizations are gendered, and those women leaders working in women-dominated environments are less likely to leave. The odds of women falling off the cliff (expressing intent to leave) is less when women have influence over policy-making decisions, feel empowered and experience organizational equities.

Dr. Meghna Sabharwal, Associate Professor and PhD Advisor in the public and nonprofit management program at the University of Texas at Dallas

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

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Rosie Peterson, 972-883-4560
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