THE PERCEPTION OF THE GLASS CEILING PHENOMENON AND WOMEN IN
SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE LEADERSHIP ROLES
A Dissertation Presented in Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for the Degree
Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
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