| Mail Online
Theories abound as to why there are few female CEOs and why women consistently earn less than their male counterparts.
Sexism in the workplace is one of the most common reasons given, along with the pressures of juggling work and childcare.
However, a new survey suggests that it may be women themselves who are, at least in part, responsible for the glass ceiling.
Research shows a significant 92 per cent of British women harbor hang ups that are holding them back in their lives – and the workplace is where British women feel they would most benefit from an injection of confidence.
Almost half of those surveyed (48 per cent) believe they would have progressed further in their careers if they had more confidence.
This lack of self-confidence seems to both hold women back in their current jobs and prevent them from applying for more senior roles.