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Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders by Linda L. Carli, Alice H. Eagly

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CHAPTER ONE

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Is There Still a Glass Ceiling?

MORE THAN A FEW women have risen to positions as corporate chief executives, university presidents, state governors, and presidents of nations. Although women’s progress in attaining power and authority is unmistakable, even now the presence of women in elite leadership positions is unusual enough that it evokes a sense of wonder. Leaders such as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice remain exceptions, and their rise to powerful government positions would have been unthinkable even twenty years ago. Given these realities, two questions loom: why have women now gained more access to powerful leadership ...

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