Conference Proceedings

9th International E- conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2023

Qualitative study on female intrapreneurship and leadership in Brazil

Author(s) : JOAO PINHEIRO DE BARROS, LARISSA MORELI GOMES

Abstract

In all contemporary industrialized societies, women remain underrepresented in boardrooms and governments. While the gender gap has narrowed, women still face substantialchallenges climbing the corporate and political ladder. A male bias in the highest leadership positions is universal. In most past and contemporary societies, formal positions of political leadership have been, and continue to be, almost exclusively occupied by men. If women are currently no longer formally prohibited from holding positions of leadership and entrepreneurship, they remain less numerous or less powerful than their male counterparts. Women are less likely to reach the highest echelons in politics, business, science, and religion—and this is hard to justify, given that no consistent evidence exists of their being worse or better leaders by virtue of their gender. An attempt to explain the gender gap in leadership and entrepreneurship includes the consideration of gender stereotypes, prejudice, institutional sexism, etc. This study soughtto investigate this gender gap in Brazil in an exploratory manner,through a literature review and interviews with womenintrapreneurs)

Conference Title : 9th International E- conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2023
Conference Date(s) : 05,August 2023
Place : Online (viva Video Conference)
No fo Author(s) : 2
DOI : 10.15224/ 978-1-63248-196-2-02
Page(s) : 6-12
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-196-2
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