What do you say to a friend smashing up against a glass ceiling in finance? I think it's totally discriminatory, but I'm sure they know how to say and do the right things to make it look legit. Seems like many highly, highly qualified and talented people get pushed out in their 40s and beyond. It's sad when they have so much left to contribute. I wish I could have said something more comforting. It's painful to watch a close friend be treated so unfairly.