Glass ceiling for ethnic minorities: report of ENAR’s 5th Equal@work conference

Find out more about the glass ceiling for ethnic minorities in the report of ENAR’s 5th Equal@work meeting.

23 October 2014

Imagine you were climbing up a long, vertical ladder to get to where you want. Imagine you had all the necessary skills and potential to get to the top and you were going up steadily, though with great effort. But suddenly something would prevent you from reaching the level you were aiming for, no matter how hard you try: an invisible and illogical wall that would allow only certain people to get through, and you’re not one of them. It’s the ‘glass ceiling’ effect, a phenomenon that is well documented in Europe for women, but that also affects ethnic and religious minorities, even though there is little academic and policy research on this.

This is why ENAR decided to dedicate its 5th Equal@work meeting to the glass ceiling effect for ethnic minorities. This report gives an overview of how the glass ceiling affects ethnic minorities and presents the results and recommendations of the meeting held in Brussels on 5 and 6 December 2013.

- Read the report and feel free to contact us for more information

- Read the key findings

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