According to a research conducted by AbsolutData Research & Analytic majority of the middle management thinks that Glass Ceilingexist in corporate world. As recently as last month the study indicates that about 70 percent women and 57 percent men believe an invisible barrier of glass ceiling which prevents women from getting ahead in business.
There are number of issues that perpetuates the glass ceiling. More than 70 percent women feel that they have to constantly prove themselves more than their male colleagues at work.
Rashmi Rajput,a housewife says,It is undeniable that there exists physiological differences between men and women. This truth is used to justify the unequal treatment of women on all levels of human interactions. And the prevailing historical attitude of men towards women has made us believe that physiological differences limit women in their choice of career,their intellectual maturity,their credibility,as well as their ability to be effective contributors to the advancement of the organization where they work. These differences warrant that women be treated differently from men.
At the CXO and top management levels,half of the population feels that there is No glass Ceiling. A Senior Manager dealing with IT recruitments in a consultancy refutes with the fact of Glass Ceiling saying,We do not get any requirements from our clients who specify the salary range to be different for men and women applicants for a particular position. This is of course a good sign. But some female employees in the IT sector who were interviewed did complain of gender wage gap in spite of the fact that they possessed equivalent education and experience as compared to their male counterparts.
However Pratiksha senior manager of a reputed fashion house says,I have been struggling and faced a lot of discrimination to reach even at this position. With the work experience of approximately eight years I feel that I am not at the desires position.
Concluding the most debatable topic EVP HR of AbsolutData Research & Analytic Sudeshna Datta says,Women executives should ignore any such phenomenon,take risks,voice their opinion assertively and climb up the corporate ladder. After all it is all about survival of the fittest in the corporate world.