The Glass Ceiling

After stumbling upon the 2010 TEDTalk delivered by Sheryl Sandberg on Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders, I was keen to venture into the prominence of the glass ceiling for women in the workforce. 

glass ceil·ing
  1. an unofficially acknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession, especially affecting women and members of minorities.

Members of our all female SPARKS team voiced out their opinions. Although the SPARKS writers are not fully immersed in the work force, we find that our academic progressions and vocations are often stifled due to our gender. The mere mention of girls thriving to become geophysicists, Presidents or movie directors instigates disapproval. This issue, we celebrate the women who graciously broke through the glass ceiling society placed above their heads. This issue, we commemorate the women who refused to play spectator to men effortlessly climbing up ladders. This issue we honor the women who pushed instead of looked through the glass ceiling.

“Although we weren't able to shatter the highest, hardest glass ceiling this time, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million cracks in it." 
- Hillary Clinton


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