Doctoral Project Abstract
HISPANIC WOMEN AND THE CONCRETE CEILING:
LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES TO CHISEL THROUGH THE CONCRETE CEILING
The purpose of this paper is to bring awareness of the road blocks Hispanic females face as they endeavor to climb the global corporate ladder. One road block, in particular, is identified as the cement ceiling and/or concrete ceiling. Is there a difference between these two entities? How do these two entities impact females? Do leaders hold the key to chiseling through ceilings to advance Hispanic females towards corporate leadership positions? For centuries, women have encountered setbacks as they sought to utilize their gifts and talents in the corporate world. For Hispanic females, these setbacks are sometimes attributed to mind-sets that limit their ability to employ their talents in their organizations. For this project, cement ceiling and concrete ceiling characteristic differences are identified to determine how leaders can chisel through the ceiling structure and create opportunities of advancement for Hispanic women in the global corporate environment. Testimonies of Hispanic women are provided to identify real-life mind-sets and reflect chiseling possibilities for leaders. The testimonies can enhance readers' knowledge base in recognizing the necessity to advance Hispanic females into the future.