This chapter explores the experiences of lesbians in terms of career progression and development, focusing on several areas, including discrimination in the workplace, career resources, barriers to career development and the importance of disclosing one’s sexual identity in the workplace. The chapter highlights several key findings, such as the importance of the relationship between gender and sexuality; the importance of working within a policy-driven environment such as the public sector; the importance of personality and the modification of behaviour as a personal resource for lesbians in the workplace. The chapter also highlights the fact that discrimination still occurs at work but manifests itself in different and often more subtle ways, and it was reported that, despite protective legislation, one of the greatest challenges for lesbians is working within a heterosexist and heteronormative environment.
Sandra L. Fielden and Marilyn J. Davidson
Adel J. Dawe and Sandra L. Fielden
Edited by Sandra L. Fielden and Marilyn J. Davidson
The number of women entering small business ownership has increased significantly across the world in recent years. These women make a crucial contribution to the economic growth and development of local, national and global economies. Yet, despite their increasing numbers, they have received comparatively little attention from the academic community. This comprehensive and coherent book redresses the balance and provides an up-to-date, theoretical review of this important area of study. A distinguished group of international contributors presents the latest work from the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada, India and Singapore, which explores practical initiatives and strategies related to the experiences of women entering small business entrepreneurship.
Adelina M. Broadbridge and Sandra L. Fielden
Getting In, Getting On, Getting Out
Edited by Adelina M. Broadbridge and Sandra L. Fielden
Handbook of Gendered Careers in Management provides an international overview of current practice and theory surrounding gendered employment in management, illustrating the impact of gender on key stages of career development.