University of Pittsburgh
October 23, 2007

University of Pittsburgh Professor Audrey Murrell To Give Oct. 30 Lecture: "Family Enterprise and the Global Glass Ceiling: A Look at Brazil"

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PITTSBURGH-Audrey Murrell, Pitt professor of business administration, psychology, and public and international affairs, will give a lecture titled "Family Enterprise and the Global Glass Ceiling: A Look at Brazil," at noon Oct. 30, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland.

The free public lecture will explain the progress women are making in breaking through the corporate glass ceiling in a number of Latin and South American countries, including Brazil. While the numbers of women within management ranks are on the rise, there are still only a small number of women who reach the top tier of the management hierarchy globally. However, the growth and presence of family enterprise has created some exciting opportunities for women in countries like Brazil, says Murrell, who will explore some of the trends for women in corporate leadership and the issue of the global glass ceiling, with a particular focus on the opportunities within Brazil.

The lecture is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies in the University Center for International Studies.