For years’ gender inequality has been prevalent in the work force. Numerous studies have examined these patterns of gender inequality in organizational advancement but findings have been less clear on the mechanisms that produce these descriptive patterns. How can we further research in this area? How can a manager prevent gender inequality? What must an organization do to ameliorate the glass ceiling? Professor Roberto Fernandez will critically review the research on gender patterns of allocation in organizational hierarchies, and present key findings drawn from his research conducted on this topic over the past 15 years.