So you’ve burst through the glass ceiling, and then you realize, you’ve reached the glass cliff.
The term was coined in 2004 by British professors Michelle K. Ryan and Alexander Haslam of University of Exeter, United Kingdom. In a study, Ryan and Haslam examined the performance of FTSE 100 companies before and after the appointment of new board members, and found that companies that appointed women to their boards were likelier than others to have experienced consistently bad performance in the preceding five months.
Society, at its most despicable, allows for the equality of women. Men agree that maybe, just maybe, women can take leadership positions and handle them well, and throw them into the most difficult situation they can find. Companies realize their failures, and search for the closest qualified woman scapegoat. If against all odds, she succeeds, the company’s benefited.If she doesn’t, for ages afterward, the woman is an example. We tried having a woman in power, and just look at what happened! Clearly, they can’t be trusted. And this gives them a reason to continue with their biased appointments.
And the woman accept, because it’s an opportunity, the only one they seem likely to get. If they’ve reached far enough to be offered the position, it seems obvious that they’d accept it. At this point, they know of the gender bias that is probably prevalent, and they know they just might succeed.
Kellyanne Conway became the first woman to manage a Republican presidential campaign in August, 2016, when she was appointed as Donald Trump’s campaign manager, after a month of missteps by the Republican nominee and his subsequently declining poll numbers.
Theresa May’s the new Prime Minister of Britain, immediately after David Cameron messed up. It’s obvious the country’s going to face tremendous backlash after the Brexit, and horrible situations. Which will all be attributed to the woman in power.