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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - LADIES FIRST

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Are women breaking through a glass ceiling only to find themselves on the edge of a glass cliff (LGC, 14 April)? ...
Are women breaking through a glass ceiling only to find themselves on the edge of a glass cliff (LGC, 14 April)?

It's tempting to see the Association of Local Authority Chief Executives' report as a reflection of the cliché that whatever women do they must do it twice as well as men to be thought half as good.

The role of chief executive is no longer restricted to people from more traditional professions such as law and accountancy. Because 'challenging' authorities might have a higher turnover, it could appear that more women are being appointed to such roles.

Caroline Tapster

Chief executive, Hertfordshire CC
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