@MalakAslan – that is definitely an interesting application of the term, brass ceiling. I really admire women who have pushed through these barriers. It takes great courage and dedication.
Despite some skepticism these women have proven themselves to be capable, respected, and successful in their careers. It is to their credit that more and more young women see the possibilities in their choices as limitless.
Not too many years ago we saw the first woman in U.S. history become a four-star general in all of the U.S. armed forces. That is quite a barrier to penetrate.