The recent dismissal of Jill Abramson as executive editor of the New York Times has sparked renewed discussion about women and work – at least in the media. As women in business many of us are familiar with the term, glass ceiling, which refers to the barriers that women and minorities encounter when trying to advance in the workplace. As someone who presumably broke through the glass ceiling, Abramson is believed, by some, to be the victim of the “glass cliff.” In this fascinating story on NPR’s All Things Considered, host Robert Siegel talks with social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam about the existence of the glass cliff.
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