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Busting the Brass Ceiling
FANCHON BLAKE joined the LAPD in 1948 and walked a beat in a skirt and heels for three years. Her ambition to rise in the ranks would be curtailed by an increasingly discriminatory agenda, but her relentless tenacity finally led to a promotion to sergeant nineteen years later. When LAPD policy barred her from rising any further and threatened to eliminate women from the de ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published November 20th 2020 by Incubation Press
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Women’s professional successes today have everything to do with the battles fought by their counterparts, not that long ago. Busting the Brass Ceiling is the story of one of those heroic women—a cop who, after two decades on the force, wound up suing her department for sex discrimination when they continued to deny female officers the opportunity to promote beyond the rank of sergeant. I can’t imagine a more difficult platform to rise on, or the courage it took to singlehandedly push women forwa ...more
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