According to a 2002 survey sponsored by Catalyst, a female-oriented business group, women must overcome male stereotyping and preconceptions, exclusion from informal networks of communication, and their lack of significant general management experience if they want to advance into upper-management positions.
If you're a woman working in the male-dominated sheet metal industry, you may have experienced some of these challenges in your own career. But these barriers can be broken. Keep in mind; it's a glass ceiling - not cement. When you understand and prepare yourself for these challenges, you can earn the position you've been striving to reach.