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glass ceiling Smashing the Glass Ceiling!
Not all forms of discrimination are easy to identify. Sometimes, through no fault of your own, your career progress can hit an invisible barrier - the insidious "glass ceiling."

It's a phenomenon that goes beyond gender and ethnicity, and can be the result of personal or organizational bias. Our article, Breaking the Glass Ceiling, explores strategies for dismantling this damaging obstacle.

You can learn more about the impact of discrimination, and how to overcome it, with our articles, Avoiding Unconscious Bias at Work and Managing Mutual Acceptance in Your Team.

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Explore three powerful strategies for exposing discriminatory barriers to success.

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Avoiding Unconscious Bias at Work Avoiding Unconscious Bias at Work

Learn how to unearth and avoid hidden biases by challenging negative stereotypes.

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Managing Mutual Acceptance in Your Team Managing Mutual Acceptance in Your Team

Discover the benefits of accepting and embracing diversity at work.

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The Paula Principle
The Paula Principle, With Tom Schuller

In this podcast, find out why the glass ceiling is just one of many barriers holding women back at work.

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Avoiding Discrimination
Avoiding Discrimination

Follow these steps for creating a clear, effective non-discrimination policy.

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When to Speak Up
When to Speak Up

Find out when and how to speak up against unacceptable behaviors.

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Our engagement team leader Yolande Conradie reviews our recent Twitter chat about attitudes toward promotion and career advancement.
A Final Note

The glass ceiling can seem frustratingly strong to those trapped beneath it. But the more well-aimed stones that we all throw at it, the sooner we can bring it crashing down.

Next week, watch our new video to discover the best times of day to carry out important tasks, and find out how to use LinkedIn to grow your professional network.

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