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Mirjana Nedović orcid id ; Poslovni odjel, Veleučilište „Lavoslav Ružička“ u Vukovaru, Vukovar, Hrvatska
Darija Ivanković ; Poslovni odjel, Veleučilište „Lavoslav Ružička“ u Vukovaru, Vukovar, Hrvatska
Dušanka Miščević ; Poslovni odjel, Veleučilište „Lavoslav Ružička“ u Vukovaru, Vukovar, Hrvatska

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The term ‘’glass ceiling“ is a term used in reference to obstacles hindering the advance¬ment of women to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder. Societal development includes changes in the position of women within the society, who become more and more educa¬ted and who want to participate in management business. Management workplaces with higher salaries are most often assigned to their male colleagues, although many educa¬ted women express their ambition and knowledge very openly. The question of gender equality, women’s rights and their position in the working environment have become an important social issues on the whole. The aim and purpose of the paper is to explore the representation of women in management positions in science, and to assess the existing gender structure. The surveys have been randomly conducted through the Internet. Sta¬tistical methods have been used in order to determine the percentage of women in higher management positions. The research results suggest that women are underrepresented in high-ranking positions in science in selected universities, which points to the need for more serious understanding of the problem as well as a review of the role of women in the business environment. Although there are small improvements, it is undeniable that wo¬men today are very difficult to break through the glass ceiling: those invisible barriers that prevent their progress in work.


glass ceiling, gender equality, career, advancement

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