glass cliff noun the tendency for women to be selected for posts where failure is a strong likelihood
Researchers have documented the ‘glass cliff’ in a wide variety of settings. In an examination of Britain’s 2005 general election, Ryan and Haslam ranked ridings by how secure they were for the Conservatives. Then they looked at the gender of the Conservative candidates who contested the election. As the likelihood of winning the riding declined, they found, the likelihood that the candidate was a woman increased.
[www.vancouversun.com 12 April 2012]
HENRY abbreviation high earner not rich yet; refers to a person with an income between $100,000 and $250,000
He says the middle class and the poor don’t have as much spending power as the HENRYs and the rich are scaling back.
[WNYC: Marketplace 18 June 2012]
nappy wall noun the barrier that prevents a woman with a young child from progressing in the workplace
That what too many women face nowadays isn’t a ‘glass ceiling’ because of their sex, but a ‘nappy wall’ if they choose to have a child as well as a career?
[www.telegraph.co.uk 15 June 2012]