Observations through gendered lenses: experiences of managerial women

Murray, Peter A. and Syed, Jawad (2007) Observations through gendered lenses: experiences of managerial women. In: Making the Link 18: Affirmative Action and Employment Relations, 2006, North Ryde, Australia.


This paper explores how gendered contexts within and around Australian organisations over a 12-year period restrict and place boundaries around women's managerial aspirations. The study finds that three types of gendered lenses typically depict various systems of oppression: mono-cultural, statistical, and structural. The discussion explores the relationships between each type noting that particular characteristics work to reinforce and interlink each to the other. The network effects are discussed and different coping strategies employed by women in management outlined over the period. A number of metaphors appropriately capture the essence of gender struggles and inequality over the three stages of the study: early (1995-1998), transition (1999-2002), and emergent (2003-2006).

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 07:01
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 02:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: glass ceiling; affirmative action; gender bias; female managers; employment equality
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170105 Gender Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910202 Human Capital Issues
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9072

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