BBC, 6 Minute English 2022/8/18 – Women in the workplace

BBC, 6 Minute English – Women in the workplace

moving someone up into a higher, more important or better paid position in a company or organisation

glass ceiling
an invisible barrier to advancing in your career

non-promotable tasks
unimportant and time-consuming jobs which helps a worker’s organization but do nothing to advance their career

exhaustion caused by working too hard

doing more than one thing at the same time

trying to manage your job or life when you are involved in several different activities which all demand your time

But first, I have a question for you, Sam. Despite the glass ceiling, women do make it to the top jobs in many areas of work and business, even in the male-dominated world of politics. So, who was the first woman to become British Prime Minister? Was it:
a) Theresa May?
b) Nicola Sturgeon? or
c) Margaret Thatcher?