An investigation of the challenges faced by women when progressing into leadership positions: a case of the IT division at Barclays Africa Technology (trading as ABSA)

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Author: Latchanah, Candice; Singh, Shamila

Abstract:

The current study sought to identify the challenges women experience when progressing into senior leadership positions within the IT division at Barclays Africa Technology - ABSA. A qualitative research design was deployed using interviews with thirteen women in leadership positions to determine the challenges in upward mobility and progression. The research findings indicated that the progression of women is affected by social/cultural beliefs, stereotypes, personal barriers, networking, tokenism, selection, culture, mentorship and work-life balance. The findings also exposed that women...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Gender; Management; Workforce development; Career development

Keywords: Leadership; Barrier; Work life balance; Qualitative research; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa

Published: Durban, South Africa: Management College of Southern Africa, 2016

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http://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC195106

Also called: An investigation of the challenges faced by women when progressing into leadership positions: a case of the Information Technology division at Barclays Africa Technology (trading as ABSA)

Journal volume: 26

Journal number: 1

Journal date: January 2016

Pages: pp. 36-71

ISSN: 1728-9157

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 130.241

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