Policy Outsider

Episode 2:
From the Glass Ceiling to the Sticky Floor

Whereas the “glass ceiling” refers to the last barriers a woman faces at the top of the corporate ladder, the “sticky floor” refers to the first barriers that women and people color face when entering the workforce — barriers that often keep them in low-paying, low-prestige, but highly necessary jobs. 

This special edition of “Policy Outsider” was recorded live at a forum hosted by the Rockefeller Institute of Government and the New York State Council on Women and Girls. The guests and panelists include:

Catherine White Berheide, professor of sociology at Skidmore College and principal investigator for the National Science Foundation ADVANCE PAID Grant

Roberta Reardon, New York State Department of Labor Commissioner

Sarah Brafman, staff attorney at A Better Balance

Janice Brown, president of the American Association of University Women – New York State

Jill Robbins-Jabine, CEO of YWCA Western New York

Beverly Cooper Neufeld, founder of PowHer New York and president of BCN Consulting Group, LLC



Further reading:

What’s Next in the Fight for Pay Equity?



Policy Outsider

“Policy Outsider” from the Rockefeller Institute of Government takes you outside the halls of power to understand how decisions of law and policy shape our everyday lives. New episodes are published on the third Friday of each month.

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