Talk of the glass ceiling being shattered may still be premature as many career-driven women are still marginalized within the workforce. Even after taking into account years of experience, industry, and global region, women were still more likely than men to start in a post-MBA job at a lower level, according to report by Catalyst called "Pipeline's Broken Promise." This finding held firm all the way up the pipeline, from first-level managers to senior executive positions. The participant sample included 4,143 women and men who graduated from full-time MBA programs and worked full-time in companies and firms at the time of the survey. Furthermore, the study also accounted for reasons employers might give for inequities, such as women having different aspirations or leaving the workforce temporarily to bear children. The findings held even when the women and men sampled had the same aspirations and didn't have children.