Career advancement for women in accounting

Watson, Amy and France, Adrian (2011) Career advancement for women in accounting. In: Auckland Region Accounting Conference 2011: Conference Papers. AUT.


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Research suggests women are encountering barriers to career progression, often referred to as the glass ceiling. This study seeks data from accounting woman that have successfully shattered the glass ceiling and aims to characterise traits or strategies developed in order to become successful in the accounting profession today. The study consisted of semi structured interviews of successful women accountants. The results indicate the glass ceiling remains a barrier to women. Those barriers include gender discrimination and managing a work life balance with family. In order to be successful, respondents have developed strategies to overcome the barriers illustrating a sense of determination to succeed. Organisations are looking forward to more women joining the boardroom than previously.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 25 November, 2011, in Auckland, New Zealand
Keywords that describe the item:Public accounting, financial accounting, gender, sex, women, female, progression, success
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:1431
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Deposited On:09 Dec 2011 03:05
Last Modified:09 Dec 2011 03:05

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