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The double jeopardy: The underrepresentation of black women in formal leadership positions
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

There are increasingly studies on women’ leadership but there still few studies on the

double jeopardy that black women may face on workplaces. In addition to all the

obstacles that women face when trying to reach top leadership positions, black women

face one more obstacle: racism.

Here are the research questions:

1. What are the barriers do black women face?

2. Do they differ from those faced by white women?

3. Do they differ from those faced by black men?

This issue merits attention for several reasons. Everyone can feel concerned by my issue

whether you are a simple employee, a male or female manager with fifteen years of

career or a young woman freshly graduated. For instance, by reading this thesis, males

can realize that unconsciously, they may have sexist behaviour at work. Young females

can benefit from reading women leaders experiences. They can be aware of the

struggles that they may face in their future careers. Moreover, they can have some

advises on how to overcome all these struggles and obstacles. Nowadays, organizations

face numerous challenges (global markets, quick evolution of technologies, customers

from different countries…) and having diversity among employees increases creativity

and brings various perspectives. This study highlights the complexity of integration of

immigrants in western countries in this case in Belgium.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44479OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-44479DiVA, id: diva2:821724
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Leadership and Management in International Context, Master Programme, 60 credits
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Available from: 2015-06-17 Created: 2015-06-15 Last updated: 2015-06-17Bibliographically approved

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