WHAT SUSTAINS WOMEN IN THE MUSLIM WORLD? WHILE HOLDING TOP MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

Authors

  • Dr. Bushra Inayat Raja
  • Waqas Ali Haider

Abstract

This research has explored to supplement the global literature to the understanding of the factors influencing women’s career progression in higher education management through in depth, semi-structured interviews and a focus group discussion conducted with 48 women working in junior, and senior level management positions in the universities of Islamic republic of Pakistan. The analysis of the qualitative data provided a unique and comprehensive finding of the multifaceted dimensions of distinctive positive factors influencing women’s career progression in senior management positions.  With reference to the supportive factors experienced by the participants at familial, societal, organizational and personal levels in connection to work-family interface and women ‘s career progression, the participants – both junior and seniors – informed about the help and support they had received when they got appointed or when they had promoted to their senior roles.  It was expected that knowledge based on participant’s perceptions of support and the approaches they exercised for facilitating the work-family interface, hopefully, will bring their insights to the wider community. Such awareness would support the management of women ‘s human resources and their management careers while addressing the work-family conflict and might emerge as a strong strategy for women themselves for countering the issue of work-family issues, considered to be the main hurdle to their career paths.

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Published

2022-03-10

How to Cite

Dr. Bushra Inayat Raja, & Waqas Ali Haider. (2022). WHAT SUSTAINS WOMEN IN THE MUSLIM WORLD? WHILE HOLDING TOP MANAGEMENT POSITIONS. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 19(1), 900-916. Retrieved from https://archives.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/10843