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The Glass Cliff

Happy National Women's Day!

It's probably because I am a women, but I am always very conscious of women in the tech industry. Or, often, the lack thereof. When I was searching for a new job, I would often play a game on the "Team" page of a company's website to see how far down I needed to scroll before reaching a woman.

I was recently discussing the idea of the "glass cliff" with my husband, specifically in the tech industry. The Glass Cliff concept is a name for what happens when women take on leadership roles. Extending the metaphor of the glass ceiling, ‘the glass cliff’ research has found that women are often appointed to leadership positions that are associated with an increased risk of criticism and failure.