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Let’s keep cracking that glass ceiling

Katy McGuinness


Women have made great strides in winning equality in pay and conditions, but Ireland still lags behind the UK, where 30pc of the top jobs are occupied by female executives

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Sharon McCooey, head of LinkedIn Ireland

Sharon McCooey, head of LinkedIn Ireland

Irish Cancer Society CEO Averil Power

Irish Cancer Society CEO Averil Power

Apple's vice president for European operations Cathy Kearney

Apple's vice president for European operations Cathy Kearney

Indeed's Glenda Kirby

Indeed's Glenda Kirby

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Sharon McCooey, head of LinkedIn Ireland

It’s almost 40 years since US management consultant Marilyn Loden coined the phrase “the glass ceiling” to describe the sometimes-invisible barrier to success many women come up against in their careers.

In 2022, the term should be redundant, but according to the CSO, only 13pc of CEOs in Ireland are women, so there is still a long way to go.


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