Ancestral Landscapes and Women’s Career Headway to the Top

Dr. Bushra Inayat Raja, Waqas Ali Haider


This paper is based on an exploratory study that aimed to examine the strengths of familial ties that contribute to women’s career advancement to the top management positions in the field of higher education and management. It was assumed that nature of these settings might obstruct the functioning of public policies and programs for attaining effective and sustainable development in the quantity and quality of employment for women. This study was expected that woman officers’ perceptions of the difficulties and support and the strategies they have proposed for improving this situation, hopefully, will bring their insights to a wider audience. Such knowledge can enhance the management of women‘s human resources and their careers in the cultural specific context. Aiming that, this study investigated different aspects by conducting in-depth semi-structured interviews, a focus group discussion with the participants and found dynamics factors influencing women’s career advancement to the top.

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