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Volume :47 Issue : 4 2019      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Reality of Women and Ways of Enhancing their Work Role and Level of Representation in the Information Technology Field in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Auther : Fatima Yusuf Alsubaie

The purpose of this study is to gain better understanding of factors influence Bahraini women work in the information technology field, by identifying what challenges faced by them and how can overcome them from perspectives of Bahraini women who have achieved high managerial positions in the IT field. Face-to-face and semi-structured interviews were conducted for investigating the work experience of a group of ten Bahraini women in a senior or middle management position in the IT field in the public and private sector, in order to understand what factors have hindered or facilitated their career advancement, how can women's representation be enhanced and how to over challenges from the viewpoints of women in this study. Findings have shown the impact of a number of individual and contextual factors on the level of role and representation of women in the IT field. This study offered insights into how to improve women's representation in the IT field and provided recommendations for decision makers and women to overcome challenges faced by women, and promote women's career advancement and role in the IT field in the kingdom of Bahrain.
Keywords: Career advancement, Gender, Information technology, Information technology jobs, Women's representation.

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