NABJ sheds light on glass ceiling in work force

The National Association of Black Journalists, in association with Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, hosted “It’s a Man’s World: Looking at the Glass Ceiling” Monday night, a roundtable discussion on women striving for equality amongst man- dominated society.

The panel consisted of Alexis Adams, a sophomore athletic training major, Dr. Bradley Tripp, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, Dr. Jennifer Disney, director of women’s study, Bridget Braxton, vice president of corporate communication at Wells Fargo and Tasha Woodley, HR manager for Bank of America.

Tripp mentioned that in today’s average U.S. family, the matriarch carries out 60 percent of the household duties, including household chores and contributions to the family income.

Disney and Tripp also mentioned a recently published “Huffington Post” article by Jillian Berman, that according to the latest research, states that the pay gap based on sex will not be evened out until 2058.

On the topic of sports, the panel agreed that it is still harder for female athletes to make the same as their male counterparts, but that it has progressed even further.

“It was a lot bigger turnout than I thought it was going to be,” said Brittaney Major, president of the National Association of Black Journalists, Winthrop chapter. “I’m very thankful for everyone that came out tonight.



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