What Women Want

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

Women are climbing the corporate ladder in record numbers but only a handful manages to get top executive positions in big companies.

Experts say the numbers of top jobs held by women are not a reflection of the number of females completing higher education.rn

rnSome of them are victims of the glass ceiling an artificial barrier that prevents women from achieving their full potential.rn

rnBut new generations of girls, who are already outperforming boys academically, are rearing to take a shot at the glass ceiling as found out.rn

rnTwenty years ago, a classroom in a business administration course would have been a lquote boys only classroom. But now things have changed. rn

rnGirls constitute the majority in management classrooms and whats more they are out performing the men academically.rn

rnAccess to higher education has made it possible for young people to take on courses like accountancy and business administration. rn

rnThese courses are as popular among girls as they are with