Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Forty Women Whose Ideas Shape the Modern World

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Sian Griffiths, Helena Kennedy
Manchester University Press, 1996 - Business & Economics - 282 pages
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Women are breaking through the so-called 'glass ceiling' in increasing numbers. In this book, forty such women, whose thinking has altered not only their own particular field but the very way we see the world, talk vividly about their ideas and lives, hopes and concerns for the future. Chosen from across the globe, in areas as diverse as computer science, physics, literature, philosophy, politics, law and anthropology, most are drawn from the small group who make up Britain's five per cent and America's sixteen per cent of female professors. Others have made an impact as intellectuals working largely outside the academy. Their achievements serve as an inspiration to women in all professions to make their mark in what is still a man's world.

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About the author (1996)

Sian Griffiths is the features editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement, editor of Beyond the Glass Ceiling and co-editor (with Jennifer Wallace) of Consuming Passions: Food in the Age of Anxiety. He lives in the UK.

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