Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)
The existence of a so-called "glass ceiling" that prevents the advancement of qualified women to the top levels of corporate management continues to be a topic for debate. An examination of this issue reveals a spectrum of viewpoints ranging from strong belief that the glass ceiling is a problem to firm denial that the glass ceiling exists. On the assumption that the phenomenon cornmonly referred to as the glass ceiling provides a description of a social problem even as its causes and effects remain open to debate, the researcher explores the options available to women who find themselves in a situation of this description. One of these options, enrrepreneurship, is examined in funher detail through the cases of ten women who chose entrepreneurship in response to a perceived glass ceiling.
Fouks, Karen, "Women Entrepreneurs: Bypassing the Glass Ceiling by Building Their Own Businesses" (1998). Theses and Graduate Projects. 1168.