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A road to success: A strategic plan for young female leaders
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Business.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main intention with this essay is to conduct a study that can be used as a guide for women with high potentials who want to become top managers within the private sector. This study, which has a qualitative approach, investigates reasons behind the fact that there are so few women at the top management positions within the Swedish private sector. The results are then organized in a strategic plan which can be used as an informative tool for the young enthusiastic women. The research was conducted by interviewing four female executives and performance of a small survey answered by both manager and non-manager female employees. After a deep study of the subject, it was decided to base the research on four pillars: Culture, organizations, family and the internal factors. According to the existing theory, these factors are four of the numerous facts that partially contribute to the low ratio of women in the top senior positions. This study proves once again that women’s career is directly influenced by these aspects. The awareness of the preventions that are caused within these four categories can help women plan solutions and avoid making mistakes in their careers. They can consequently experience major developments and get to the top positions of the organizations more than before. The product of this essay is a strategic plan that provides guidelines on how young and motivated women should act in order to achieve career success. This plan covers elements such as: educational level, equality at home, the importance of a supportive boss that gives the right feedback and helps you with professional development, building a contact network, skills to promote yourself within the organizations and the necessity of finding a suitable job. We hope that this essay can assist women in achieving their career goals.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-5974OAI: diva2:195885
Available from: 2007-01-05 Created: 2007-01-05Bibliographically approved

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