The Glass Cliff

The glass ceiling is a metaphor was first coined by feminists in reference to barriers in the careers of high-achieving women. Now, that we’ve essentially shattered that believe there’s a new term on the rise. The glass cliff. A supposed phenomenon of women in leadership roles, such as executives in the corporate world and female political election candidates, being likelier than men to achieve leadership roles during periods of crisis or downturn, when the chance of failure is highest.

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