Unfortunately, there is a lot of work to do before this goal is achieved. While the wage gap has lessened over the last 50 years, progress has stalled in the last decade. The remaining gap persists because women are still underrepresented in corporate leadership positions. What process did this case have to go through to get to the Supreme Court? However, it was not good enough because they still did not avail. The women had brought together millions of women to show they all felt they were under paid.
The purpose of this paper is to determine whether the glass ceiling exists in organisations located in Durban. The study specifically concentrated on the barriers to the upward mobility of women, based on constructs such as social roles, personal characteristics and situational barriers. The study was intended to provide guidelines to South African organisations on how to facilitate the growth of women in senior management. This study comprises a literature review which outlines the various theories related to the glass ceiling and is supported by an empirical study which tested some of the concepts that emerged from the literature. A survey was conducted using an online questionnaire distributed to a group of women who met the respondent specifications.
Learning this, one might naively assume that the pay gap between men and women has closed and that, perhaps, women might be earning even more than men given their relative educational success. Of course, that is not the case, and Figure 2 shows that while the pay gap has narrowed since , the downward trend in that gap has largely stalled since Women born in can still expect to earn upwards of 10 percent less than their male counterparts, regardless of how much schooling they have attained.