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Joan Rosoff Comments on Women Making Inroads in Commercial Real Estate

Philadelphia Business Journal
June 3, 2016

It's no secret that women remain a minority in the commercial real estate industry. While complicated issues such as gaps in compensation are difficult to break down, inroads have been made and there are signs that more changes are on the horizon.

Joan Rosoff, a real estate lawyer for 35 years, has seen substantial progress in the number of women in commercial real estate and law. She attributes changing attitudes, more women attending college and graduate school, and more women entering the workforce as helping to boost the numbers. It’s still, though, not where it should be. She told the Philadelphia Business Journal, “It’s pretty clear that there are still some barriers. I would expect the natural progression to continue. Whether it’s 10, 15 or 20 years from now, there will be a true breaking of the glass ceiling." For now, though, women have “raised the glass ceiling.” 

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