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Women to break glass ceiling for the top jobs

John Walshe

Published 03/03/2010 | 05:00

WOMEN are set to finally smash through the 'glass ceiling' in business and in the professions.

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In five years' time they will account for 54pc of all business professionals, a massive 12pc increase on the rate since 2001.

They will also make up nearly half of all managers, compared with 40pc at the start of the decade.

The FAS/ESRI report reveals how women are gaining an increasing share of highly skilled jobs.

They are already dominant in teaching, nursing and the caring professions but are expected to increase significantly in a number of other areas such as law, science professionals, psychology, social work and journalism.

Overall, the number of females in employment is expected to exceed its pre-recession level by 2015. On the other hand, male employment, although growing, is not expected to recover to the pre-recession level by 2015.

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