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Exploring the barriers and inequalities faced by women from the millennial generation in the workplace

Rota, Karla Giovanna (2021) Exploring the barriers and inequalities faced by women from the millennial generation in the workplace. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Although gender discrimination has been decreasing over time, the barriers and enablers influencing career advancement of women in the workplace are still present. The millennial generation has been more aware of gender inequalities and has different perceptions of discrimination compared to other generations, therefore understanding challenges and existing barriers for millennial women are key factors for organizations to decrease gender barriers.

This study explored the barriers influencing the career advancement of millennial women in the administrative sector in Ireland. To complete this project, the author conducted qualitative research by opting for a structured interview to gather data from five respondents, that was required to answer nineteen open-ended questions, including previous experiences they had related to gender discrimination. The results indicate that gender stereotypes and motherhood myths are still barriers present for women when it comes to career progression. The broader implications of this research highlight the fact that millennial women believe that gender barriers are still perceived in the workplace through discriminatory attitudes that may be normalised and difficult to be recognized as discriminatory.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Gender
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Classes of Labour > Women and Work
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2022 09:59
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2022 09:59

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