The "Glass Ceiling" Cracketh

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Dec 13, 2008 3:18 PM
A new study from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business has found that women at the top of the corporate hierarchy actually earn more than their male counterparts.

What's notable about the study is that it apparently took multiple variables into account --such as age, educational background and experience.  In the aggregate, there's no doubt that women still earn less than men; that's attributable, however, to the fact that many of them leave the business world compared to men before they reach the top levels of seniority.

For those who do hang in there, it seems their perseverance is richly rewarded.