Changing Role of Women in Workplace Essay

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Sneha Kalyan The Changing Role of Women in the Workplace Copyright 2009. Gatton Student Research Publication. Volume 1, Number 1.Gatton College of Business & Economics, University of Kentucky February 26, 2007 Prepared for ENG 203 INTRODUCTION On August 15, 2006, the Washington Post reported “Indra K. Nooyi, chief financial officer of PepsiCo Inc., will become the company’s chief executive in October, making her the second-highest-ranking woman in the Fortune 500” (Joyce). For the women in the United States, 40 years ago, the achievement of becoming a CEO of any company was not even possible. Indra has broken the invisible glass ceiling. This invisible glass ceiling has been a discriminatory barrier that has kept women from moving to higher level positions in the business world. However, women like Indra and many others in our nation have broken this barrier in order to achieve the highest employment status in our nation. Objective Many of us do not realize the rate and extent of advancement that women have made in the American work force to reach the top of the corporate ladder. The purpose of this report is to present the fact that the role of women in the workplace has become more dominant. The contributing factors to women’s progression in the workforce are higher education, the increase of attaining higher level positions, and grasping entrepreneurship opportunities. Process, Scope and Limitation Since this report is meant to be informational, the process that I have used to construct this report has mainly been research consisting of statistical data from the Women’s Bureau, the U.S. Census reports, articles from major newspapers and other internet sources. The scope of this report includes the advancement of women in the United States labor force mainly pertaining to the past two to five years, while highlighting the
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