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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: An explorative study to analyse if “Unconscious Bias” is slowing down the career advancement of women in the Irish corporate sector.

Venkatesan, Vidhya (2020) Breaking the Glass Ceiling: An explorative study to analyse if “Unconscious Bias” is slowing down the career advancement of women in the Irish corporate sector. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

According to the Central Statistics Office’s (CSO) survey conducted in May 2019, only one in nine CEOs in large organizations in Ireland were women. Women occupied just one third of the positions in the roles of senior executives, 10% in the roles of chairpersons. More than 80% in the board of directors were ruled by men. Although in the last decade, more women are taking up equally challenging jobs as men, the career progression of a woman is very less as compared to men in their counterpart roles. With more initiatives to bring women into tech roles, more emphasis on girl education, why do we see such dwindling numbers in women participation in the senior roles in the corporates in Ireland? What is slowing down women from progressing in their career ladder? Although there are various measures being put in place to bring gender equality in workplaces there are still some subtle and implicit biases that are prevalent yet invisible to the general public.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Employment Rights
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Equal Opportunity in Employment
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Large Industry. Corporations.
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2021 11:12
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2021 11:12
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4803

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