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What is a glass ceiling? Write about the impacts of the glass ceiling and measures that can be taken to shatter it.

Topic: Role of women and women’s organization

1. What is a glass ceiling? Write about the impacts of the glass ceiling and measures that can be taken to shatter it. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian ExpressInsights on India

Why the question:

The article discusses the importance of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) as a crucial step towards promoting women’s sports in India and shattering the glass ceiling.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about glass ceiling, impact and measures to break it.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by defining glass ceiling.

Body:

First, write about the various manifestation of glass ceiling.

Next, write about the impact of glass ceiling – limited opportunities, pay inequity, underutilized talent, and negative effects on diversity and inclusion efforts etc.

Next, write about the measures needed to shatter the glass ceiling – educate, encourage mentorship and sponsorship, implement diversity and inclusion initiatives, provide training and development opportunities, and advocate for societal and legislative change etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.