n Gender and Behaviour - Cultural observations facing women managers : a South African perspective

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1596-9231



The South African National Policy Framework for Women's Empowerment, Gender Equality and women emancipation by government, present the opportunity for women to make useful of business and political advantages to their benefit. A knowledge gap was identified during literature study regarding factors that affect women in leadership positions. Also barriers inhibiting women's advancement beyond glass ceiling. The policy document on women advancement is a direct attempt by government to influence and direct the course of events in the labour market today, by introducing measures that can promote the success of professional women towards their career path. The methodology used was of a quantitative approach. The findings showed that there are many cultural barriers and recommended some organisational change approach that could be relevant in addressing the current problems faced by management in providing solutions in addressing their diverse workforce, especially women in leadership positions.

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