Last week, we reported on a Harvard Business Review study which found that a sole woman on a panel of finalists for a job was statistically not going to get it.
The glass ceiling was, in fact, reinforced by the clear difference between the woman and the other candidates, who as a majority became the “norm.”
In the Diocese of Central New York, the pattern in the stained glass ceiling is being redesigned by the presence of three women on the four-person nominating slate for a new bishop.
The Very Reverend Dr DeDe Duncan-Probe, the Reverend Canon Debra Jean Kissinger, and the Reverend Nora Smith are joined by the Reverend Noah H. Evans as candidates to succeed the Right Reverend Gladstone “Skip” Adams, who is retiring.
The slate was announced yesterday, and is followed by a Petition Process to add nominations to the slate, a process which replaces the tradition of “nominations from the floor.” The Petition Process closes Monday.
More information about all of the candidates and the search for the eleventh Bishop of Central New York can be found here.
From left to right: The Revd Dr DeDe Duncan-Probe, the Revd Noah H. Evans, the Revd Canon Debra Jean Kissinger, the Revd Nora Smith