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The term glass cliff coined by Dr Alex Haslam and Dr Michelle Ryan, of Exeter University, UK, in 2004.

Michelle Ryan is a research fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter. Alex Haslam is a professor of psychology at University of Exeter and editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology. Their research is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

"It therefore appears that after having broken through a glass ceiling women are actually more likely than men to find themselves on a "glass cliff", meaning their positions of leadership are risky or precarious." -See article link below for more information

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