Our discussion boards have been pretty heated over the past week, as readers have debated whether or not moving up the Wall Street corporate ladder is harder for women than for men.

The latest round of this discussion was inspired, of course, by the recent high profile departure of Sallie Krawcheck from Bank of America. But it’s been a topic of interest to those in financial fields for far longer. Judging by the responses, readers are still divided over whether there’s a glass ceiling and whether or not it’s specific to Wall Street or a sign of a more general malaise.

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