publication . Article . 2017

Exploring gendered inclusion in contemporary organisations - ESRC

Maria Adamson; Elisabeth Kelan; Patricia Lewis; Nick Rumens; Martyna Śliwa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2017
  • Publisher: Science Impact Ltd
  • Country: Mauritius
Abstract
The last three decades have seen an unprecedented rise in the number of women in work and the mainstreaming of the equal opportunities agenda. In this context, we are also witnessing a growth of postfeminist rhetoric, suggesting that gender workplace equality has been achieved and that women's progress now depends on individual capabilities, such as confidence levels, because structural barriers have been dismantled. In Sheryl Sandberg's words, women simply need to 'lean in' in order to succeed alongside their male colleagues. Despite this optimism, academic research continues to highlight disadvantage experienced by women in the workplace, such as the gendered ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Optimism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Gender studies, Rhetoric, Glass ceiling, Disadvantage, Political science, Mainstreaming
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