Gender and racial disparity in the 21st century? Yes, it’s still happening.
Since the feminist movement in the 1960s, women have gained more rights and privileges. However, with these gradual achievements, everyday injustices still occur. In fact, these mistreatments are most commonly seen in a corporate environment. Here, women are faced with salary disparities, different standards, and obstacles that make advancement to management harder, which brought us to our observation of Women’s Day.
International Women’s Day not only recognized the achievements of women around the world for Women’s Day, but was also an opportunity for others to show their support. Leaping from this year’s theme of #PledgeForParity, we created a game, so you could experience gender disparity in the workplace and not just hear us talk about it. Glass Ceiling is our fun way to raise awareness, inviting you to decipher the message we would like to transmit.
The Glass Ceiling
The game Glass Ceiling does not refer to an actual piece of glass you can see or break. It is a metaphor for the invisible yet often unbreakable glass barriers that keep women from “climbing up” the corporate ladder. Although there are women who are fortunate enough to not be limited or can break through the glass ceiling, this is still a widespread phenomenon across the globe.
Look who’s the new CEO
In the corporate environment, women struggle to reach the top of the ladder. As the player, you start at the bottom of the ladder and make your way into upper management. You win by reaching the very top and becoming the CEO. Now pick a different character and play again.
Why does it matter to you?
You have many different identities in life. You might be someone’s boss, brother, mother, or maybe friend. Regardless of who you are, you will know women who do come face-to-face with these gender and racial disparities, so don’t turn a blind eye to it. Empower these women in your life by letting them know change can occur. That glass ceiling can disappear if we come together.
Play Glass Ceiling and share it to keep the spirit of Women’s Day alive.