Worcester Councilor Lukes Rails Against City’s ‘Cement Ceiling’ for Women

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Worcester’s paltry number of female city employees has frustrated her for years, but City Councilor Konstantina Lukes’ outrage has finally boiled over. On the heels of a council meeting during which one of her colleagues raised questions about an organization headed by a woman, Lukes called GoLocalWorcester and pulled no punches about what she sees as a city government environment overwhelmingly tilted toward men.

“It’s not just a glass ceiling at city hall,” Lukes said, raising the issue of gender discrimination while also raising the issue of too few women on the city’s political scene. “It’s a concrete ceiling. Convincing women to enter the political arena is so difficult. It is dominated by men.”

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