You've heard of the glass ceiling, but did you know that the escalators at your office may also be made of glass? And, have you noticed those women wearing golden skirts around the office?
I came across the term "golden skirt" today in an article noting that while women are getting asked to be on boards more than ever, it's the same small group of women getting those calls. It's certainly a valid point, but I was also struck by just how many metaphors there are to explain the myriad obstacles women in the tech industry face on a daily basis.
Since we cover these obstacles every day here on Women in Comms, we thought it'd be helpful to have a handy pocket dictionary-sized list of terms you should know if you're a woman in our industry or a man who wants to understand what we're up against. Let us know in the comments section if there are any other terms we should be adding to our colorful WiC lexicon.
— Sarah Thomas, , Director, Women in Comms