World Ch. Schedule : THU 20:00 KST
* Date : 2017-07-18
The Moon Jae-in administration's female appointments continue to shatter the 'glass ceiling'. That's because president Moon Jae-in, who declared himself a 'feminist president', is actively hiring female talents. It started with Cho Hyun-ok, the chief of personnel affairs, to veterans affairs chief Pee Woo-jin, minster of foreign affairs Kang Kyung-hwa, minister of land, infrastructure and transport, Kim Hyun-mi, and more, as they shattered the 'glass ceiling' with the titles, 'first women'. The 'glass ceiliong' is an 'invisible barrier' in which, those with sufficient abilities can not go above a certain level within the origanization, due to gender discrimination or racial discrimination. Female talents that have been blocked by the 'glass ceiling' and could not cross the threshhold of promotion every time! But as President Moon promised to increase the percentrage of female ministers in his term to 50%, the number of female talents is expected to increase further.
Recently, we've been able to find many women around the world, who have overcome discrimination and prejudice to break the 'glass ceiling'. Especially in Europe, women have been taking over the political circles for quite a while now. Great examples of female leaders in Europe, are German Chanceller Angela Merkel, who's seeking her 4th term, and British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has recently finished her first year in office. In major European countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, women occupied the position of Defense Secretary, a position traditionally served by men. However, the glass ceiling still exists. The ministries in which women ministers are appointed in political circles are limited, as only six countries in the world have female ministers that make up at least 50% of the Cabinet. Also in the U.S., of the total 500 employees in the US S&P 500 index, 44.3% are women, but only 5.6% are female CEOs... as we will share in-dept discussions about breaking the glass ceiling this week.