Concrete ceiling harder to break than glass for women of colour By Asha Tomlinson12/17/2001|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2003 When people talk about barriers to advancement of women in the workplace, they commonly refer to it as the “glass ceiling,” but for women of visible minority it’s a “concrete ceiling.”A recent study conducted by Catalyst Women — a North American consulting firm for the advancement of women in business — confirms this. It shows that women of colour are dealing with a much deeper, systemic problem. The majority of participants in Women of Colour Executives: Their Voices, Their Journeys agreed this ceiling is harder to break than glass.“There’s the myth that being a women of colour in business is a double plus. But, what we actually learned is that it’s a double minus,” says Sheila Wellington, president of Catalyst Women. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.