Glass Ceiling

TitleGlass Ceiling
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHarris, CE, Pritchard, MS, Rabins, MJ
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsbusiness , Careers , CHEMICAL engineering , CHEMISTRY , Diversity , ENGINEERING , Organizational , Women
AbstractBrenda Jones has had an extremely hard time finding a position after graduation in her field of chemistry and chemical engineering. Starting out at XYZ company as a chemical laboratory technician, she quickly was promoted to a chemist's position as her supervisors recognized her skills. However, Mike, one of her supervisors, is refusing to place her name in application for the process chemist position. When she asks Mike why, he tells her that the atmosphere of working in a factory would be too demanding for her as a woman.
NotesCase from Harris, Charles, Michael Pritchard and Michael Rabins. Engineering Ethics: Concepts and Cases. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2000. Available from the Wadsworth website.
Abbreviated Case NameGlass Ceiling
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