The questionnaires were sent out to over 100 females employed in the banking and the IT sector holding managerial positions. The interviews were conducted with five females who were employed in the senior managerial positions in the sectors specifically pertaining to the information technology and banking and financial services. The research results depicted that women faced issues pertaining to the required personality and behavior for operating and managing in an environment as that of a bank or a IT base company.
They specifically mentioned that long hours and male oriented behavior as well as male characteristics in females were often associated with success which could eventually result in the positions of leadership for women. However if these requirements were not met then there was a glass ceiling faced by the female employees and managers. Aside from this it was also revealed that even after attainment of leadership positions, the female managers were closely supervised and inspected, resulting in a glass cliff scenario for them.