Glass Ceiling in Pakistan: A Myth or Reality?

European Journal of Business and Management, ISSN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2839 (Online) Vol.6, No.1, 2014

8 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2014

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Khurram Shakir

Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari, Karachi; IQRA University

Siraj Siddiqui

IQRA University

Date Written: January 1, 2014

Abstract

This research intends to explore the existence and concept of glass ceiling in Pakistan. As it is widely cited that glass ceiling refers to the position one wants to achieve and is reachable yet he/she is deprived of that position due to some discriminatory effect. Generally the deprived are the obvious minorities and most certainly the women of society in context with the corporate world. But the emerging role of women as companies CEOs, policy makers and department heads of various companies in Pakistan motivates this study to find whether it is really gender discrimination being tagged as glass ceiling in Pakistan or is it mere perception leading us away from actual facts.

Keywords: Glass Ceiling, Obstacles faced by women

Suggested Citation

Shakir, Khurram and Siddiqui, Siraj, Glass Ceiling in Pakistan: A Myth or Reality? (January 1, 2014). European Journal of Business and Management, ISSN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2839 (Online) Vol.6, No.1, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2462279 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2462279

Khurram Shakir (Contact Author)

Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari, Karachi ( email )

Faqir Mohammad Dura Khan Road,
Near cheel chowk
Karachi, Sindh 75500
Pakistan

IQRA University ( email )

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Karachi, Sindh 75500
Pakistan

Siraj Siddiqui

IQRA University ( email )

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Shaheed-e-Millat Road (Ext.)
Karachi, Sindh 75500
Pakistan

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