OCT 15, 2015 “How have some barriers been broken?”

"Glass Ceilings"

Preparation materials:

10 immediate actions you can take to shatter the glass ceiling

So We Leaned In, Now What?

Barriers for Women to Positions of Power

Oct 1, 2015 on NPR: Despite Improving Job Market, Blacks Still Face Tougher Prospects

 Highlights from the discussion:

  • There are physical barriers to achievement like geography and degree requirements, there are external barriers from gatekeepers and systems and there are internal barriers like self-doubt
  • Breaking barriers may not be a goal for many people
  • Support, mentorship, education and open door policies from leaders make a difference
  • Passion and persistence are essential especially to break our internal glass ceilings
  • Language can change attitudes and should be inclusive