Presentation on theme: "CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN Public Policy Conference February 9, 2013 BREAKING Script By: Rosemary Enzer Slides By: Anne Marie."— Presentation transcript:
CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN Public Policy Conference February 9, 2013 BREAKING Script By: Rosemary Enzer Slides By: Anne Marie Johnson THE GLASS CEILING
GLASS CEILING An invisible limit in corporations and other organizations above which it is difficult or impossible for women to rise in the ranks.
Women seemed to hit a point beyond which they were unable to progress.
Does It Really Exist? In 1991, the U. S. Department of Labor defined glass ceiling as "those artificial barriers based on attitudinal or organizational bias that prevent qualified individuals from advancing upward in their organization into management-level positions." Report on the Glass Ceiling Initiative, U. S. Department of Labor, 1991
The department's Glass Ceiling Commission (1991-1996) studied these barriers not only as they apply to women, but as they apply to minorities as well.
In 2012 she became the president and CEO of Yahoo!. Previously, she was a long-time executive and key spokesperson for Google. She is the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and has been ranked number 14 on the list of America's most powerful businesswomen of 2012 by Fortune magazine.CEOYahoo!GoogleFortune 500 Marissa Mayer
The 2006 Celluloid Ceiling Report studied films of 2006 with combined domestic box office grosses of approximately $8.9 billion. It found women comprised 7% of directors, 10% of writers, 16% of executive producers, 20% of producers, 21% of editors, and 2% of cinematographers in the films studied.films of 2006 Women in the Audience Supporting Women Artists Now (WITASWAN). The WITASWAN mission is to convince women that the best way to puncture the celluloid ceiling is to use "the power of the purse": buy tickets to movies made by women directors and screenwriters, rent DVDs made by women directors and screenwriters, etc. Celluloid Ceiling