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Of course, even when someone deserves to reach the top, they don't always get there. Here's one reason why.

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GLASS CEILING   目に見えない障害


  • A glass ceiling is an unofficial but real upper limit to how far someone can advance in an organization or profession because of their gender, race, ethnicity, etc.
  • glass ceiling とは、組織やある職業において昇進する際、性別、人種、民族性などによる、非公式だが事実上の上限、つまり、目に見えない障害のことです。



  1. Since being promoted to a middle-management position more than 11 years ago, she seems to have hit a glass ceiling that's kept her from advancing any further in the company.
  2. Several black and Hispanic employees have filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming that minorities face a glass ceiling that denies them promotion to high-paying positions.
  3. I don't believe a glass ceiling exists here anymore. Otherwise, how do you explain the fact that both the director and vice president of marketing are women?

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