24 January 2009

Women who hit glass ceiling are pushed to start new businesses

"New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Business Administration suggests Parry is correct. Professors found that the perception that women will have more family-work conflicts than men exists today, even when evidence runs to the contrary.

They also found the stereotype affects women's upward mobility, said Jenny Hoobler, an assistant professor of management who led the study.

"We found that rather than women's actual family-work conflict, bosses' biased perceptions" of it account for why women are given fewer promotions, she said."

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