In January, Women by the Numbers looked at the status of women in the pipeline to senior
management in government and corporate sectors. Last month, Women by the Numbers looked at
women in the pipeline to leadership within our denomination’s local churches and Annual Conferences.
It provided some intentional measures both men and women could take to remove barriers experienced
by women interested in more senior leadership positions. In the conclusion to this “Beyond the StainedGlass
Ceiling” series, Women by the Numbers looks at the status and role of women within the United
Methodist denomination’s agencies and offers concrete examples that agencies are intentionally taking
to ensure that women are equipped to lead and go beyond the stained-glass ceiling.