It is possible that prejudice and stereotypes in the workplace could prevent a woman from being promoted. Everyone has heard of the glass ceiling, and how difficult it can be for women to work in male dominated fields. It is necessary for everyone to be aware of sexism so that we can fight it.
Yes, the stereotyping of women does inhibit them. Especially if it is a man for a boss because they will always try to promote a man because they think they are better at everything. When it is not true at all. The fact that a woman is just as good as a man, sometimes women get overlooked over a lot of the time.
Yes, I believe that gender stereotypes can inhibit a woman's chances for promotion at work. I am not saying that women have not made leaps and bounds in the quest for job equality, but in some companies, women are not treated as fairly as they should be. Some men are still stuck in a time warp and have not realized that women have move to another level in business.
Gender stereotype could definitely inhibit a woman's chance for a promotion on certain jobs. Main jobs that come to mind where this may happen could be fireman, policeman, or construction worker. Keep in mind the gender stereotype can work the other way and keep men from getting promotions on certain jobs too.
Even in this day and age, with as much media attention that has been focused on stereotyping, women's careers are still affected by it. There is no argument to the statement that the work place is still ruled predominantly by men. Many of the larger tech companies have promoted women to top management positions but these are not the norm. Many companies are still run by traditional minded men who believe women are not capable of successfully running a business or being a part of the management team.