Volume 18, No. 6, 2021

Empowering Women: Their Fragile Ladder To Achieve The Highest

Dr. Bushra Inayat Raja , Waqas Ali Haider


Women’s strong personality qualities become weaken because of their own personal attitudes (William Moulton Marston, 2015). This paper reports on an exploratory study to explore the underrepresentation of women in senior management and leadership roles within the universities of Pakistan and endeavored to identify personal constriction and limitations to wear big hats. The qualitative study was conducted on 8 of the public sector universities of Punjab, Pakistan. Convenience sampling technique was utilized to select the sample of the study. The semi structure interview was conducted. Prior to that an interview guide was also developed. Ethical consideration were also observed in letter and spirit. Thematic analysis technique was applied. The data was transcribed and data coding process followed step by step to develop the similar themes which responded the objectives of the study and the research questions. The analysis provided an unprecedented and comprehensive view of the complex, and multifaceted dimensions of distinctive factors influencing women’s career headway. The participants – both junior and seniors – informed about the limitations they had faced when they got appointed or when they had moved into senior roles.

Pages: 6035-6059

Keywords: Women, Career Progression, Top Management Position, Pakistan, Personal Factors, Women Empowerment

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