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The Glass Ceiling 2000: The History, Progress and Strategies For Advancing Women

A Guide to Catalyst's Research 1995 - 2000

Cracking the Glass Ceiling, 2000 Edition, is a compilation of Catalyst research spanning five years of study on advancing women in business. Developed as a resource guide, the report discusses issues related to the glass ceiling (retention, flexibility, mentoring), provides general "How-Tos" for companies, and describes specific success strategies to advance women.

Catalyst’s Top Ten Tactics to Cracking the Glass Ceiling
• measure women’s advancement
• move women into line positions
• find mentors for women
• create women’s networks
• make culture change happen
• promote women
• get women into nontraditional work
• promote women in professional firms
• support customized career planning

• make flexibility work

In updating this report, it is Catalyst’s aim to provide a blueprint of successful strategies for promoting women’s leadership, so that companies will continue to develop and implement new initiatives to retain top talent.

Catalyst is a nonprofit research and advisory organization that works to advance women in business. Its dual mission is to enable professional women to achieve their maximum potential and to help employers capitalize on the talents of their female employees.

Since its inception in 1962, Catalyst has been dedicated to providing solutions-oriented research and resources to women and business organizations. Catalyst’s research aims not only to identify barriers to women’s advancement, but to develop successful approaches for eliminating those barriers.

Catalyst first published Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Strategies for Success in 1994.

Catalyst is the nonprofit research and advisory organization working to advance women in business. Its dual mission is to enable professional women to achieve their maximum potential and to help employers capitalize fully on the talents of their female employees. For more information about Catalyst, visit our Web site at www.catalystwomen.org or call 212-514-7600.