Gender Inequality and Women's Leadership: A Case of VELUX

Reitumetse Esther Bereng, Pragya Shrestha & Madalina Lavinia Florea

Studenteropgave: Masterprojekt


The extent research on gender diversity proves that women are not progressing to leadership positions at comparable rates as their male counterparts, there is a lower number of women than men in leadership positions in the large companies. The purpose of this research is to explore the barriers and challenges that gender inequality pose for women and how it prevents them from advancing to leadership roles. This paper argues that female employees have to overcome many additional barriers in their careers and that some companies in the manufacturing industry, such as VELUX are falling behind in promoting women as leaders. Based on an empirical research study conducted with male and female employees from VELUX, the paper highlights the causes of gender inequality and a number of barriers women still face from the society and in the workplace that have an impact on the progress of women´s careers.

UddannelserVirksomhedsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatVirksomhedsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato29 maj 2017
Antal sider56
VejledereTina Øllgaard Bentzen