Can The Female Glass Ceiling Be Shattered in Private Corporate Ghana?

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Underrepresentation, inequity, and career development in senior leadership roles continue to be barriers for Ghanaian women in the private corporate sector, stifling their performance. This qualitative descriptive phenomenological study aims to investigate and comprehend the female glass ceiling in the workplace. The glass ceiling is a figurative social barrier that prevents women from rising through the ranks of management and senior roles in a company or industry. Many studies in this field have focused on perceived hurdles to women’s advancement into leadership roles and the lived experiences of women who have succeeded, without emphasising the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the female glass ceiling. This research was undertaken to fill this gap in the existing literature. The study was conducted using interviews and surveys from a sample of four women in the auditing and banking sector to capture their views on this problem and find a way forward. These findings revealed that Ghanaian women leaders are still underrepresented in organisations and face challenges in pursuing professional careers due to a lack of support from policymakers and human resource employees. The findings may help policymakers, and human resource professionals reassess and change organisational policies by encouraging women to pursue the same career advancement chances as males through inclusion, corporate assistance, and education. This knowledge may influence organisational performance by promoting good social change across all organisations.
Undergraduate thesis submitted to the Department of Business Administration, Ashesi University. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
Derkyi, D.N.K (2022). Can The Female Glass Ceiling Be Shattered in Private Corporate Ghana? Undergraduate thesis. Ashesi University, Berekuso. 57pgs.