Edited by Adelina M. Broadbridge and Sandra L. Fielden
Chapter 18: Visioning Muslim women leaders and organisational leadership in the twenty-first century
Muslim women managers’ employment progression is shaped by the broader societal context of Islamophobia and racialised gendering as well as by their experience, skills, aptitudes and qualifications. The chapter draws on data from research in Yorkshire and the Humber in the United Kingdom with Muslim women managers and some of their senior management mentors on the Get Connected Programme, on the theme of barriers to progression. The data were collected through questionnaires, individual reflections and focus groups from March 2010 to March 2011. The analysis looks at barriers to progression based on the macro/micro levels of ‘racialised gendering’, the meso level of organisational power and networking which lead to ‘role ghettoisation’ and, finally, values, which lead to a glass ceiling for Muslim women managers even within workplaces which espouse diversity. The conclusion looks briefly at shared leadership as a way forward for dealing with lack of progression for Muslim women managers that emerged from the research study.
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