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Women in Leadership - Exploring the Underrepresentation of Irish Women in Senior Positions

Monte Amorim, Vanessa (2020) Women in Leadership - Exploring the Underrepresentation of Irish Women in Senior Positions. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Today’s Irish women’s rights are undoubtedly ameliorated in comparison to the past, when women were not allowed to serve on juries, work after getting married or work in the industry sector, but regardless of the gains in women’s engagement over the past 40 years, gender inequality remains a modern concern in Ireland and there are several evidences that the status of women in the workplace has enhanced, however progresses on the reduction of inequality on the workplace has still been slow, since men are the major decision-makers in politics (Oireachtas and local and regional authorities) and business such as health and education sectors, where most of the employees are female (European Commission, 2014).
This thesis aims to enhance prior studies on the barriers face by women on leadership progression and career development in Ireland, in an attempt to acknowledge and better understand the main causes of the obstruction of female representation on decision-making positions. The investigation findings will contribute to supplement the current literature and fill up the gaps related to the underrepresentation of Irish women in senior positions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Gender
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Leadership
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Leadership
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 31 May 2021 10:03
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 10:03
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4894

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