Present and Future Perspectives on Gender Stereotyping – A Case Study of Higher Education in the United Kingdom

Naznin Tabassum, Erin Jones, Albina Muzaci

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Gender inequality is still an ongoing global issue. There are gender discrepancies on senior positions as well as gender pay gap both in management and higher education. According to Grant Thornton International Business report, there are 29% of women on senior management position worldwide (IBR, 2019). In United Kingdom, there is 32% female representation on FTSE 100 boards (Atewologun & Tresh, 2019) and 29% female vice-chancellors in higher education (Skidmore, 2019). This is far from representative. The situation is even worse when the gender pay gap is considered. It is disheartening to see that Schein’s (1973, 1975) Think manager – Think male phenomenon still exist and the progress seems to be very slow. This study endeavours to explore the experience of current academics as well as the perception of future managers or academics in relation to women career progression at one of the university in Midlands in United Kingdom (UK).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2020
EventBAM Conference in the Cloud 2020: Innovating for a Sustainable Future - Oxford Road, Alliance Manchester Business School, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sept 20204 Sept 2020


ConferenceBAM Conference in the Cloud 2020
Abbreviated titleBAM2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Gender Stereotyping
  • Higher Education
  • Leadership
  • Women in management
  • Academics
  • Business Students


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