Women in the Workplace: Diversity Ideology, Gender Inequity, and Discrimination

Saturday, July 19, 2014: 8:50 AM
Room: 302
Oral Presentation
David EMBRICK , Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
This paper explores gender and social exclusion in major transnational corporations.  Specifically, it is interested in the ways that gender inequality is embedded in the business world through both ideological and structural processes that help to exclude women while creating opportunities for the majority through “white male bonding.” The result in many corporate settings is a business climate that is hostile to women.  Such a climate is socially isolating for the few women who work in middle management or higher positions.  However, under the guise of diversity and inclusion, corporations are able to mask the inequities in the workplace while maintaining the status quo.