Author urges women leaders to 'Kick Some Glass' and rise to the top


Posted at Nov 19 2018 08:13 PM

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MANILA - Despite the gains made by women over the years, there is still a "glass ceiling" that's keeping many female leaders from rising to the top, an author said.

Jennifer Martineau, co-author of the book "Kick Some Glass," said the barriers to women's upward mobility exist all over the world. 

"We have a phenomenon where we have got 50 percent women, at least in entry levels of organizations, then by the time we get to senior levels we might have 10, 15, 20 percent," Martineau said in an interview with ANC's Market Edge. 

While a lot has changed since the term "glass ceiling" became a popular term, Martineau said much still needs to be done as shown by the #MeToo movement. 

She said celebrities coming out to reveal their tales of harassment by men in power brought visibility to issue. 

"We will not remove the glass ceilings until organizations and men are our partners in understanding what the ceilings are."