Executives positioned on “glass cliff” forced out

CCTV News

As we’ve detailed previously on Women at Work, women face several challenges in the workplace. What about those who have succeeded, then suddenly stop advancing. It’s called the glass ceiling.

By definition, it’s a social barrier that sometimes prevents women from reaching top management positions. New research shows women are better positioned to break through that glass ceiling when an organization is experiencing a crisis, finding themselves on what some call “a glass cliff.”

CCTV’s Shraysi Tandon filed this report.

Executives positioned on “glass cliff” forced out

Executives positioned on “glass cliff” forced out

As we've detailed previously on Women at Work, women face several challenges in the workplace. What about those who have succeeded, then suddenly stop advancing. It's called the glass ceiling.


Christina Paxson, President of Brown University on navigating the glass cliff

Paxson was elected the 19th President of Brown three years ago, succeeding Brown’s first female President Ruth Simmons.

Christina Paxson, President of Brown University on navigating the glass cliff

Christina Paxson, President of Brown University on navigating the glass cliff

Paxson was elected the 19th President of Brown three years ago, succeeding Brown's first female President Ruth Simmons.