Should Be More Women Senior Managers in Organizations?

Should Be More Women Senior Managers in Organizations?

  • Submitted By: RITAC814
  • Date Submitted: 08/23/2011 5:20 AM
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Should be more women senior managers in organizations?


With the rapid development of society, the social philosophy equality and freedom has been recognized gradually. Therefore, women have a basic of the equal platform for the development and continuously enter into the management positions of organizations. In the way of professional development, however, women are walking extremely difficult, particularly on the road which from the middle management positions to senior management positions. In 1986, a report about women in the business which had been published in "The Wall Street Journal" created a "glass ceiling" to describe the invisible obstacles which hindered women to obtain higher positions in U.S. companies. Although the "glass ceiling" has already started using into a term of more than 20 years, the circumstances which women are isolated under the "glass ceiling" haven’t been fundamental changed. This essay will firstly outline some of the main reasons why there are so few women in top-level management. Following this, it will analyze if there should be more women senior managers, discuss the reasons, and illustrate these opinions with specific examples.

The reasons of so few women in top-level management

Although the figures of women have begun to active in more and more professional field, so far as to some areas which are high-tech and high density of intelligence, they are rare who can truly become senior managers of organizations. The phenomenon of "glass ceiling" stubbornly stood in the way which women want to promote to senior management positions and the leadership power of organizations still lies in the hands of men. In addition, the salary of very few women who have reached the top leadership of management is also lower than the general male colleagues in the same level (Jimi, 2007). The deep-seated reasons of discrimination to women in employment, career, salary, promotion opportunities have already been researched...

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