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In the article Women in Management in America, women are highly under-represented in upper-level management in many U.S. companies and are also making less than men performing the same types of jobs. The article explains that the glass ceiling is one of the main barriers preventing women from reaching upper management positions. The barrier has been around for many years, but women are starting to break the glass ceiling. There are some companies that are beginning to recognize that women bring a wealth of talent and expertise to the table and they are exploring this talent and giving them opportunities at upper level management positions. Using the White House as evidence, we currently have Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in one of the most powerful positions in the world. The article also brought up some specific barriers to women's advancement in the workplace. Training, career development, promotion, compensation, "old boy network" and discrimination. Discrimination was on the top of the list, however it has existed for many years in the United States. Congress has over the years passed various statues to address the situation. One of the most important federal statutes that deal with discrimination is the Civil Right Act of 1964 (Fogliasso, 2011). In the training area where women wanted to gain knowlwedge for the next level they were just not given the training, so without the training and experience women would often be passed over for upper management positions. Promotion and compensation barriers have much to do with upper management and the culture of the organization. The article went on to say that upper management today needs to set examples for future leaders, by showing that they are willing to promote and compensate women who have proven themselves and deserve to move up the corporate ladder (Fogliasso, 2011).

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