"This research paper set out proposing a conceptual model for empirical examination in order to investigate individual and organizational barrier which leads to glass ceiling effect. Researcher has explored specific variables associated with glass ceiling effect. By reviewing the existing literaturetwo gaps were identified. The first gap which is about how individuals been them self as a barrier to create a glass ceiling effect and the second gap is how organization been a barrier to create a glass ceiling effect. However it is noted that glass ceiling effect and its contextual validity has not yet been explored in Sri Lanka, especially in apparel industry.
So it seems thatthis study makes a great contribution to the existing body of knowledge with proposed conceptual frame work.So this study creates a great platform for forthcoming research on glass ceiling effect.