Glass ceiling meaning

What does the saying 'Glass ceiling' mean?

Idiom: Glass ceiling

Meaning: The glass ceiling is the discrimination that prevents women and minorities from getting promoted to the highest levels of companies and organisations.

Country: International English | Subject Area: Profession, work or study | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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