Women Discrimination at Workplace

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The study was conducted to understand the perception of people within organizations regarding the existence of hurdles that women tend to encounter during their path to career advancement, specifically in Pakistan. The common concept of the Glass ceiling which has been believed to exist in organizations has been used as the back bone of this research paper. The metaphor of an invisible barrier present within organizations tends to point out the difficulties that women face in their career. Other external factor are also pointed out in this study that in one way or the other play a vital role in shaping the careers of women within the Pakistani society. The technique of linear ...

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the Wall Street Journal around a couple of decades ago. This term is basically used to define a kind of invisible barrier that blocks the path for women in their progression within an organization.

In many organizations women have to struggle to make their way to the top, however as they progress the struggle becomes more aggressive and they start feeling the pressure of the blockage pushing against their way. It becomes difficult for women to move to the top when they hit the invisible barricade.

It is no surprise that even today, in the 21st century women still tend to come in contact with such problems which were prevalent in the olden times. The conservative mindset that has dominated the societies over hundreds of years has still not set free such gender biases among many people to date. Most of the societies and cultures all over the world have been male dominant and the male chauvinistic approach to business led to believe that women are incapable of handling small ...

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difficulty as opposed to men in getting promoted to higher levels, and as the level increases the obstacles relative to men also increase greatly (Baxter & Wright, 2000). Even though there are barriers for men as well however the intensity of the barriers for women is much higher than those faced by men.

The glass ceiling being a metaphor used for the invisible glass barricading the progression of women, can be proved by the observation that that there is a higher percentage of women in the role of lower level supervisor and a very small percentage of women occupy the top executive level positions in large corporations(Wright 1989,1997). Studying three capitalist economies the ...

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Added: 2/8/2012 02:41:51 PM
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