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Women Now Face Multiple Barriers to Career Progress

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Thu Aug 30 2012

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(From People Management ) -- The single glass ceiling model is outdated as women now face multiple barriers to career progression, new research has claimed. Two-thirds of women employed in the UK believe that they face multiple barriers throughout their working life, rather than just a single ceiling restricting entry into the boardroom, an Ernst & Young (E&Y) study has revealed.

The survey of 1,000 working women aged from 18 to 60 identified four key barriers to career progression that exist today. These barriers were: age, lack of role models, motherhood, and qualifications and experience.

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When respondents were asked to identify three things that their organizations could do to remove these four barriers, the top answers were: more support after returning to work from having children (32 percent); additional support at every stage of their career lifecycle (24 percent); and visible female role models (19 percent).

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