Leonie V. Still

Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Churchlands, Western Australia


Still, L. (1997) Glass ceilings, glass walls and sticky floors: barriers to career progress for women in the finance industry. Churchlands, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


Interest in the employment status of women has been an on-going research topic in Australia since the 1975 Royal Commission into Australian Government Administration conducted the first status review of the Australian federal public service (Taperell, Fox and Roberts, 1975). Since then numerous report have examined the position of women in the professions, particular occupations, tertiary institutions, state public services and industry and commerce. Despite the passage of time a similar finding emerges from these investigations: namely, that irrespective of the area being examined within Australian society, women's employment is still primarily confined to certain occupational groupings while they are also under-represented in management.