"Glass slipper effect" traps women beneath glass ceiling

Women are attaining ever-higher positions in business and politics but are still held back by the "glass slipper effect" -- the perception of certain jobs as inherently male and that women are not competitive, assertive and ambitious enough to fill them. "Universities have a responsibility to break down these barriers by positively influencing women's choices to increase their presence in leadership and seemingly 'unconventional' roles, by showing them to be viable and realistic choices," writes Sabrina Spangsdorf, an educational analyst who has studied the issue.

Source: SmartBrief