The “glass ceiling” and empowerment of Qatari women for employment in Qatar.

Al-Ansari, B., 2020. The “glass ceiling” and empowerment of Qatari women for employment in Qatar. DBA, Nottingham Trent University.

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Qatar is rapidly transforming from a traditional conservative and modest society to a more open, modern and technologically advanced society. Qatar has made significant strides over the recent years in increasing the participation of women in higher education and in the Qatari workforce (Scott-Jackson, 2015). Women comprise 24% of the Qatari population and 18% of the workforce (MDPS, 2015), however, they remain concentrated in entry-level administrative jobs (Al Ansari, 2012) and mostly in the public sector. Is this inequality of participation of women in higher levels of Qatari organizations, a Glass Ceiling phenomenon that has been noticed in other countries and global organizations? The answer from similar previous research is “Yes” and this dissertation is an endeavor to further build on these reasons and highlight how this problem has sprouted in Qatar. Using an employment effectiveness route, to make employees both men and women, express their views of their current work experiences and their likelihood to continue or leave employment and complete their career objectives in the current organization, this dissertation will help understand whether the Glass Ceiling has external reasons or is it self-inflicted. Self-infliction can be a reason from the lack of enthusiasm to progress into senior roles by women themselves due to the Islamic and patriarchal society values and the influence that this has had on women in Qatar and the entire middle east region in general (Ermis-Mert, A., 2018). The objective of this research is to find not only the reasons for the Glass Ceiling but also the solutions of how to use public policies and driving cultural changes to overcome this problem and to see Qatar fulfilling its vision 2030 in its entirety.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Al-Ansari, B.
Date: 2020
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jeremy Silvester
Date Added: 23 Jul 2020 15:03
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:18

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