Merlin Mythili Shanmugam



The marginalization of women due to vertical and horizontal segregation has been a matter of great concern, and there is extensive and exhaustive literature that outlines the various barriers that women face while climbing up the organisational hierarchies. This paper reviews the literature on one such barrier, organisational culture and how it poses systemic impediments to women’s advancement in organisations. The paper also examines whether gender proportion and senior women managers would help break the organisational cultural resilience against women moving up the career ladder.

Keywords: Organisational culture, women, equal opportunities


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