Gender Inequalities In Workplace

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Methodology: The research design for this study followed the case study design, which was composed of a descriptive analysis of one person’s experience. This particular case study focuses on one woman and her experiences in the male dominated profession of management, as well as the challenges and barriers she faced in achieving success in her profession. This research was conducted through an intensive interview with Aman Hayer, an executive at a mortgage consultation firm who holds a managerial position. The criteria required for this study, would require the participant to be a woman working within a management position in her workplace. To grasp a better understanding regarding inequality in the workplace, it would require the participant …show more content…
The focus of the study began with the intent to understand the challenges women face in management positions within the workplace. With significant disparity in the number of men holding higher managerial positions relative to women, this study was fundamentally imperative to understand workplace inequality. The data collected was centered on the experiences of the interviewee, the workplace policies and their effectiveness, and prejudice attitudes towards women in higher management positions. The data was used helped to uncover workplace policies, as they reflect the environment in which these prejudicial attitudes/ discriminatory practices take place and hint to the changes needed in the workplace to achieve equality. In addition, this data helped examined the participant’s role as a sales representative in comparison to her managerial position as a leader in her workplace. This allowed the participant to reflect on her experiences and the obstacles she has overcome to achieve her current position. In addition, the data collected helped develop an understanding of the layout of the organization (workplace) and its overall influence on expectations and prejudices based on women in leadership positions or those who aspire to hold that position. The literature research regarding gender inequality in management positions emphasized the need for more extensive research into these …show more content…
Although there seems to be reduced discrimination towards women in direct forms, the attitudes are systematically fostered into the policies and structure of the workplace. One of the issues briefly discussed in the interview, suggests that wage gap is translated through policies in which women do not get compensated the same as men. In conceptualizing gender inequality through wage gaps, it seems to suggest that women feel undervalued and underappreciated in the workforce. The occupational segregation is one factor that points to the lack of progress in eliminating the wage gap. Although the workplace is becoming more diverse, there is a clear distinction between the opportunities and expectation placed on women in certain fields. In identifying certain jobs as more masculine and feminine, it deters females from certain sectors of the economy. The lack of women in higher managerial positions can be seen as a way that gender is perceived and how the wage gap is translated in the workplace. Essentially, the segregation in occupations creates a barrier for women to succeed, gain more opportunities in the workplace, and relatively be compensated the same as

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