Description

Eve on Top takes an in-depth look at the position of women in senior positions in the public sector using a case-study approach, based on ten ‘successful’ women and their background, upbringing, career progression, successes and failures, challenges and experiences. Each case study includes a ‘lessons learned’ response in the form of advice both to other women, and the organisations in which they work. Surrounding and supporting the case studies are short essays charting the main themes that emerge from the interview process, backed up by extensive literature reviews. The book also compares relevant public sectors in different parts of the world and concludes with several case studies.

Key Features

  • Summarises the commonality and the diversity of the challenges and issues
  • Provides an analysis of the factors that help and hinder women in reaching the top positions
  • Provides solutions suggested by detailed analysis of real-life experiences

Table of Contents

Women at the top (or not): History, background, issues and themes; Methodology: An explanation and a critique; Characteristics of the women in the study; Exploring and experiencing ‘success’; Career progression and planning; Mentoring, role models and networking; Gender; Barriers and obstacles; Barriers and obstacles; Sacrifices, gains, balances and choices; Domestic considerations; Working harder? Leadership and management styles; Advice to men; Advice to women; Summary and conclusion.

Details

No. of pages:
284
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Chandos Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9781780631608
Print ISBN:
9781843344957

About the authors

David Baker

Professor David Baker has published widely in the field of Library and Information Studies, with eighteen monographs and over 100 articles to his credit. He has spoken worldwide at numerous conferences, led workshops and seminars. His other key professional interest and expertise has been in the field of human resources, where he has also been active in major national projects.

Bernadette Casey

Bernadette Casey left school at 16 and was married with a child by the age of 19. Balancing the domestic with a desire for knowledge, she went on to further and higher education as a mature student, gaining an Honours degree in Sociology and Politics from Plymouth Polytechnic in 1978, an MA from the University of Manchester in 1979 and a PhD, also from Manchester in 1987. She has taught in adult and Higher Education since 1980. Bernadette Casey is now Dean of the School of Culture, Communication and Society at University of St Mark & St John.