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This study identifies the barriers in the corporate culture to the development and advancement of women and gives a profile of exemplary corporate initiatives for eliminating the glass ceiling.

Impetus: Catalyst completed the study in response to a request from the Glass Ceiling Commission of the U.S. Department of Labor. We updated the study in 2000 to include findings from Catalyst’s research as well as current best practices.

Methodology:

  • Literature review.

  • Database search to collect corporate and professional initiatives that improved opportunities for employees.

Findings: Catalyst finds that workforce diversity continues to increase in most organizations. An integrated, multi-program, systemic approach to advancing women and people of color is recommended. 

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Labor, Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation