The metaphor of the glass ceiling has made women and marginalised people feel seen, heard and understood for decades.
It speaks to the challenges these groups can face when seeking career advancements - and there sure are plenty. Karen Loon is a Non-Executive Director who specialises in workplace diversity and inclusion. In her research and experience, she has witnessed some of the barriers that exist for culturally diverse employees.
For people of colour, minorities and women, many of these barriers highlight why the Australian workforce needs a complete reset so that opportunities are granted to everyone - not just your typical middle-aged white male CEO.
"Things are changing in the workforce as a whole, but we need to keep spearheading this subject," Karen explained to Mamamia.
Recently, The Guardian reported that in Australia there are 14 female chief executives among the nation's top 200 companies, with women comprising 28 per cent of all senior roles. As for cultural diversity in this area, it's getting better but certainly isn't at a desired level.
However, the change is occurring.
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