Exploring gendered inclusion in contemporary organisations - ESRC

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Adamson, M., Kelan, E., Lewis, P., Rumens, N. and Śliwa, M. 2017. Exploring gendered inclusion in contemporary organisations - ESRC. Impact. 2017 (9), pp. 56-57. https://doi.org/10.21820/23987073.2017.9.56
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TitleExploring gendered inclusion in contemporary organisations - ESRC
AuthorsAdamson, M., Kelan, E., Lewis, P., Rumens, N. and Śliwa, M.
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 pay gap, the glass ceiling, women's concentration in lower-paid industries and low representation at senior levels, comprising only 8.6 per cent of directors in large UK firms in 2015.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherScience Impact Ltd
JournalImpact
ISSN2398-7073
Publication dates
Print01 Nov 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Feb 2018
Accepted01 Oct 2017
Output statusPublished
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Impact is published under a CC-BY Creative Commons licence.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.21820/23987073.2017.9.56
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