Perception of women managers about the glass ceiling breakage

Keywords: glass ceiling, gender, women, management, Atlas.Ti

Abstract

Objective: this study aims to identify strategies and actions of female managers to break the glass ceiling, as well as evidencing management practices to be carried out by organizations. Methodology/Approach: A descriptive, qualitative survey was carried out based on the promoting factors of the glass ceiling. The survey was applied to female managers, resulting in 62 valid responses. Results: The study points out that the strategies and actions of female managers to break the glass ceiling include: family-based education, professional qualification, legitimacy through competence and results, self-confidence, and female empowerment. Study's Limitation/Implication: The first limitation concerns the sample size. Highlighted management practices to be executed by companies are: standardizing the promotion criteria, training policy, employee development program, company awareness of the benefits of diversity in management, and equal pay. Study's Originality/Value: It presents evidence on the glass ceiling phenomena faced by female managers. The study also shows ways that organizations can combat gender inequality at work.

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Author Biographies

Luziberto Barrozo Carneiro, Federal University of Rio Grande
Master in Administration from the Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG (2018). Graduated in Accounting from the Federal University of Rio Grande - FURG (2014). Specialization Tutor in Municipal Public Management at FURG.
Débora Gomes de Gomes, Federal University of Rio Grande
Post-Doctorate in Accounting from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos - UNISINOS (2016), holds a Ph.D. in Accounting and Administration from the Regional University of Blumenau - FURB (2012), has a master's degree in Accounting from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos - UNISINOS (2005) and a degree in Accounting from the Catholic University of Pelotas - UCPEL (1994). She is an associate professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande-FURG, working in undergraduate, specialization and master's degrees. She has experience in the field of Management Accounting, working mainly on the following topics: management control and education and research in accounting.
Vagner Horz, Federal University of Rio Grande
Master in the Postgraduate Program in Accounting at the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG). Specialist in Strategic Management in People from the Franciscana University (UFN) and bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). Experience in Accounting, Management Control, Compliance and Corporate Governance.
Marcos Antônio de Souza, Federal University of Uberlândia
RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY SCHOLARSHIP 2 - CNPq. - Graduated in Business Administration from Centro Universitário UNI A (1977), Masters in Administration from Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (1992) and PhD in Controllership and Accounting from Universidade de São Paulo (2001). Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Uberlândia - UFU (since Sep 2018). Professor at Faculdade Sumaré - Accounting Sciences Course (2017). Professor of MBA courses at the Municipal University of São Caetano do Sul - USCS (2017). Coordinator of the PPG in Accounting Sciences, Masters and Doctorate at Unisinos - University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (period 2014-2016). Professor at Unisinos in the undergraduate courses in Accounting, MBA, Masters and Doctorate in Accounting, in the following topics: cost management, budget management, strategic cost management, management accounting and controllership. Worked jointly at Unisinos Production and Systems Engineering PPG (period from Oct-2002 to Jan-2017). Member of the Academy of Accounting Sciences of Rio Grande do Sul. Titular Member of the Advisory Committee on Economics and Administration of FAPERGS. Ad hoc consultant at CNPq since June/2010. Leader of the NUPEGEC Research Group registered at CNPq and research member of the CMS Lab Research Group, led by Professors Welington Rocha and Márcio Borinelli, from FEA/USP.

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Published
2021-08-13
How to Cite
Carneiro, L. B., Gomes, D. G. de, Horz, V., & Souza, M. A. de. (2021). Perception of women managers about the glass ceiling breakage. Revista Produção E Desenvolvimento, 7. https://doi.org/10.32358/rpd.2021.v7.530
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Evaluation, Public Management & Development