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Gonzaga broke through its glass ceiling last year, advancing to the Final Four for the first time.
This creates a vicious cycle in which the same kind of guy flies up the newsroom ladder, while women — particularly women of color — are left thumping their heads against the glass ceiling.
Treadmills lined an Olympic-sized swimming pool with the Tokyo night sky peering in through the glass ceiling.
As is working in the professional sports environment as a woman, a glass ceiling that Tafoya has helped smash with predecessors such as Lesley Visser and contemporaries such as Suzy Kolber.
Best shattering of a glass ceiling Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to be honored with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to entertainment.
The resistance obviously had never heard of Texas Mamie, who punched through the glass ceiling more than 100 years ago.
But Albright’s brand of feminism did inspire two enterprising women across the Atlantic to aim their activism at another kind of glass ceiling.
However, the past few years have finally seen some cracks in the proverbial glass ceiling as black culture has permeated into the mainstream of the comic book universe.
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GLASS CEILING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of glass ceiling for English Language Learners
: an unfair system or set of attitudes that prevents some people (such as women or people of a certain race) from getting the most powerful jobs
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