MANAGING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.
A FOCUS ON : GENDER EQUALITY IN THE WORK PLACE
CMN 5100: Research Methods
Department of Communication
University of Ottawa
1.0 SUMMARY / ABSRACT
The aim of this study is to examine the impact of gender equality and segregation in the workplace, while managing diversity and inclusion in an organization and the outcome it has on the economy of the nation in enhancing or limiting social and economic justice.
1.1 LITERATURE REVIEW
Gender equality is understood to mean that the “rights, responsibilities and opportunities of individuals will not depend on whether they are born male or female” (Warth and Koparanova, 2012). The ultimate goal of gender equality is the non-existence of discrimination on the basis of one's gender (Alvarez and Lopez, 2013). To this end, empowerment of women has an indispensable role (Alvarez and Lopez, 2013). The equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of women and men in employment. (UN 2013) will promote social and economic justice but the social roles ascribed to men and women in a particular historical and cultural context has created some inequalities, gender ceiling, segregation and stereotype on women.
The World Economic Forum projects it will take 170 years to reach gender equality globally, that’s about five more generations for us to see gender equality in our society. There is no country in which the gender equality gap has been 100% closed. All human beings are free to develop their personal abilities and make choices without the limitations set by strict gender roles that the different aspirations and needs of women and men are considered, valued and favored equally” (Holzner et al., 2010). This memoire investigates academic discourses on the social construction of gender which has been a subtle and pervasive force constantly subject to minor transformations in response to economic and societal pressures, taking off from findings that discrimination hindering women’s economic participation originate at the level of traditions,
norms and beliefs and perpetuate at the level of regulations In fact these social construction of gender has shaped our society. A broad overview is on the types of career women venture into because industries and sectors like politics, construction and tech are historically male dominated thereby giving women little or no opportunity to compete .The variety of recent research by business, psychology, and sociology scholar’s offers a window into women’s collective experiences at work. Some of these studies confirm widely held assumptions: that woman is paid less than men; that the numbers of women drop dramatically the higher you go in organizations;
One of the fundamental issues affecting social and economic justice in the world today is on gender inequality, Men are promoted at 30% higher rates than women during their early career stages,90% of women leave the workforce because of other workplace problems Women are paid 79 cents on...