and merits. The term refers to specific attitudinal and organizational barriers that severely limit opportunities for the upward mobility of qualified women candidates.
The glass ceiling has consequences not only for the women themselves, but also for the organizations they work for :their reputations and their ability to maximize their productivity and growth.
Companies and societies cannot afford to waste the full potential of half of their workforce and undermine their competitiveness. Rather, they need to capitalize upon the skills of women,
valuing and encouraging women’s professional growth and development. Moreover, they must create a business culture that supports innovation and high performance, which requires many different people with diverse talents and thinking styles.