Gender in Management: Volume 31 Issue 8


An International Journal


Human Resource Management

Table of contents - Special Issue: Beyond the glass ceiling and metaphors

Guest Editors: Adelina Broadbridge

Women face a labyrinth: an examination of metaphors for women leaders

Linda L. Carli, Alice H. Eagly

The purpose of this paper is to explore the most common general metaphors for women’s leadership: the glass ceiling, sticky floor and the labyrinth. The authors discuss…

Respectable femininity: a significant panel of glass ceiling for career women

Nighat Ansari

This study aims to explicate the role of “respectable femininity” norms in the work lives of professional women and investigate the extent to which they impact female…

A better career environment for women: developing a blueprint for individuals and organisations

Viki Holton, Fiona Elsa Dent

The purpose of this paper is to explore the findings from empirical research conducted with women managers about their careers and to propose a template or blueprint for…

The Teflon effect: when the glass slipper meets merit

Ruth Simpson, Savita Kumra

This paper aims to draw on Ashcraft’s (2013) metaphor of the “glass slipper” (which highlights the need for alignment between occupational identity and embodied social…

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