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GENDER BIAS IN BUSINESS ENGINEERING PROFESSIONS
GENDER BIAS IN BUSINESS ENGINEERING PROFESSIONS

Author(s): Suzana Carmen Cismas
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Piteşti
Keywords: gender bias; business engineering professions; income disparities; job segregation.

Summary/Abstract: Gender inequality and discrimination cause and perpetuate poverty and vulnerability in the contemporary society as a whole. Studies on gender in business, science and technology have produced conflicting results. Inequities stem from social structures having institutional conceptions of gender differences, and resulting in structural marginalization. Traditional concepts of gender stereotypes are challenged nowadays and improvement can be observed. Gender parity is measured in education, as proportion in employment and in national legislatures. Addressing gender bias via social protection programs designed to increase equity is a way of mitigating the negative effects. For generations, the corporate world has largely adopted a male definition of achievement and success. Women can be just as ambitious and career driven as men, but they have a different perspective on life. To succeed in developing a more diverse and gender-balanced work-force, corporate leaders must instill commitment and accountability; they have to do what they believe is right not just improve organization performance

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 296-306
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English