publication . Master thesis . 2017

The duality of tensions at the workplace for female leaders

Haidinger, Julia;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Jan 2017
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
The qualitative research undertaken was set out to understand the challenges experienced by female leaders at the workplace. Therefore, semi-structured interviews with 12 female leaders in top management positions from different industries were conducted. As a consequence, a duality between tensions concerning 1) character traits, 2) beauty and 3) motherhood was confirmed through the experiences shared by the participants. Women identified these tensions as highly challenging and difficult to cope with, sometimes even slowing down their individual career progress. Moreover, the gender-pay gap was confirmed as a reality for women in most industries. In recent yea...
Subjects
free text keywords: Tensions, Duality, Female leaders, Character traits, Appearance, Motherhood penalty, Corporate policies, :Ciências Sociais::Economia e Gestão [Domínio/Área Científica]
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