Why are women few at the top management levels in organizations today?

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This varies from country to country and is also a matter of intense debate, at least in the United States.

One possible reason is discrimination.  It could be that the men (largely) who make the decisions on hiring and promotion simply do not believe that women are as capable as men.  This may or may not be a conscious belief, but you can argue that it stops women from being hired for or promoted to top positions.

But you can also argue that it is not actual discrimination that is to blame.  Instead, you can say that it is the fact that our society expects women to interrupt their careers, at least temporarily, each time they have a child.  These interruptions, even if brief, can disrupt women's progress up the corporate ladder.

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