glass elevator

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And glass escalator are metaphors used to denote a quick ascent of some groups through the organizational hierarchy, in contrast to the glass ceiling which prevents upward movement. The terms are usually applied to men working in female-dominated occupations who often find that their promotion prospects are enhanced by their gender difference. This contrasts with women in male-dominated occupations who tend to experience greater difficulty in getting promotion. The terms glass escalator and glass elevator are use interchangeably, although the metaphor of the elevator conveys a rapid ascent.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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