2 Allocation of stretch assignments Assignments requiring relocation –International assignments Mentors, Networks Supervision opportunities Characteristics used to describe performance Educational qualifications Honors/Awards received Gender Differences in Job Experiences Precision Bicycles
3 Give women highly visible work assignments in operational areas –Ensure training & adequate support to prevent failure which could be used as excuse for not engaging in such efforts. –Match skills to the assignment. How to shatter glass ceilings?
4 Conduct at least one women-friendly event for networking with childcare facilities Engineer a mentoring program Implement succession planning Do not assume that women will not accept relocation or international assignments How to shatter glass ceilings?
5 Start recruiting women at lower level jobs & ensure progression through the ranks so that they are successful Manage peoples expectations organizational change effort –Remind people of the learning curve and that such efforts will take time Make performance rewards contingent on diversity competency How to shatter glass ceilings?
6 Include criteria into job description that are inclusive and not discriminatory to certain groups –e.g., include collaborative skills in the job description that are needed for the job and ensure that job descriptions are not gender-biased Ensure that harassment and discrimination will not be tolerated in the organization & that people are punished for such acts Ensure that internal job postings positions are known to all – –do not use the grapevine / word of mouth for recruiting How to shatter glass ceilings?