Intersections of women’s identities in professional accountancy careers
Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management
Article publication date: 15 July 2022
Issue publication date: 21 October 2022
This study aims to explore intersectional gender inequalities that exist in accounting organizations.
A review of the literature, covering the period from 1990 to 2020, assesses the intersectionality of professional and social factors that shape inequalities in women’s professional accounting careers.
This study presents the complex facets of women’s inequality in gendered accounting organizations. The results reveal that inequity persists in accounting organizations despite organizational changes. The findings highlight the relevance of further research in gendered organizations to capture the intersectionality of gender with other forms of inequality.
This review informs professional organizations, accountants and company managers about the persistence of gender concerns in the accountancy profession in the last 30 years, despite stated accounting profession commitments to achieve gender equality, as promoted by United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, some possible solutions are proposed.
This study focuses on a complex and challenging issue, contributing to the literature by extending classical narrative literature. This study presents a structured view of the various intersections of professional and social characteristics that created inequalities and the suggested solutions.
Tiron-Tudor, A. and Faragalla, W.A. (2022), "Intersections of women’s identities in professional accountancy careers", Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp. 564-603. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRAM-02-2021-0038
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