English version

glass ceiling

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishglass ceilingˌglass ˈceiling noun [singular]  the attitudes and practices that prevent women or particular groups from getting high-level jobs, even though there are no actual laws or rules to stop them Goodhue shattered the glass ceiling as the first female publisher at Time Inc.
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glass ceilingWe've got to recognise that many women in our organisation, for example, perceive a glass ceiling.The glass ceiling does not exist because they don't let it.
From Longman Business Dictionaryglass ceilingˌglass ˈceiling (also glass wall) noun [countable]HUMAN RESOURCES the attitudes in an organization that prevent women from rising beyond a certain level, despite having the necessary skills and abilitythe glass ceiling keeping women executives out of top corporate jobsWomen aren’t the only victims of glass walls; it’s an issue that concerns men as well.
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