Gender Unplugged in the Executive Boardroom

The research set out to understand why, despite the fact that the laws have changed and access to equal opportunities are available, there are not more women holding executive positions in corporate South Africa. The representation of women in Parliament, and the public sector, in general, is an indicator of a significant paradigm shift over the last decade – however, there is little to no evidence of the same level of commitment and real change in the corporate sector at the highest levels. Our qualitative research sheds light on the challenges facing women in executive positions, and expands the empowerment and sacrifice dialogue.

April, K. & Dreyer, S. (2007) Gender Unplugged in the Executive Boardroom, Effective Executive, published by ICFAI University Press

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