Women at the Management Positions and the Glass Ceiling Syndrome Cover Image

Yönetimde Kadin Ve Cam Tavan Sendromu
Women at the Management Positions and the Glass Ceiling Syndrome

Author(s): Hatun Korkmaz
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Business Economy / Management, Human Resources in Economy
Published by: Rasim Özgür DÖNMEZ
Keywords: Glass Ceiling Syndrome; Gender Discrimination; Women in Management;

Summary/Abstract: Today, despite the increasing number of women at working floor, those who are fulfilling senior managerial positions are quite few. Known as a form of gender discrimination in gender studies, we label it as the “glass ceiling syndrome” in management literature. The "Glass Ceiling Syndrome" refers to all sorts of invisible obstacles that can’t be explained clearly between women and senior management positions. This situation has a negative impact on women's career progression and brings serious problems. In this study, first, problems faced by working women in managerial positions will be investigated. Then, some of the strategies elaborated in order to reach managerial positions will be highlighted. By so doing, not only the gendered division of labour and tasks, but also the caring labour of feminity and its impact upon managerial positions will be explained.

  • Issue Year: 8/2016
  • Issue No: Special
  • Page Range: 95-112
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Turkish