Women, Fraud and the Glass Ceiling
The American Sociological Review recently published a study about women and fraud and not breaking the glass ceiling. I have been thinking a lot about that lately. I think many people are late to the game about women and fraud (except of course Freda Adler who saw this coming) . Apparently only 9% of the fraudsters in high level corporate conspiracies are women and they steal less. This is what I have been writing about since Pinkcollarcrime.com was started. “The glass ceiling effect for involvement in corporate corruption is likely as great or greater than the ceiling that keeps women from climbing the corporate ladder,” says lead author Darrell Steffensmeier, a professor of sociology and criminology at Pennsylvania State University.
I wonder what Sheryl Sandberg would say about this. After all she is the author of the best-selling book Lean In about women advancing in the workplace.