Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival contains narratives pertaining to the challenges, struggles and success stories of women in the workplace who come from diverse cultures and social backgrounds. The essays discuss the struggles of women who were marginalized but who fought for recognition, dignity, and respect in their workplaces and personal lives. The narratives cross cultural boundaries presenting multiple dimensions of the struggle and success of women from different walks of life.
Part Five: Finding Spaces: Women's Empowerment
Over the centuries women have attempted to raise their status through various mechanisms such as women's groups and clubs, through forums that aim to empower women and to liberate them. Most of the women try to influence policy and practice that recognise their contributions in the workplace. However, in the 21st century, while women have come a long way in claiming their identities there is yet much to do. Empowerment is a concept that is loosely used in the developing and developed world contexts. Can there be true empowerment of women in the workplace if all workplace policies and practices are designed to disempower them by creating barriers and obstacles to their progress at every turn?
In Part Five, ...