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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.

Pencilled in at the Margins: Dealing with Bullies at Work
Pencilled in at the margins: Dealing with bullies at work
Pencilled at the Margins: A Critical Reflection on Bullying and Organisational Culture

Higher education needs more women in leadership roles. As various institutional barriers diminish it is pleasing to see more women progressing to senior positions, although they may generate new hurdles to be overcome. Unfortunately, some of the challenges may relate to the resentment from other women who have also achieved higher status and recognition. The ‘sisterhood’ is not necessarily a positive or supportive phenomenon.

It is important for senior women to share their stories and to reflect on their experiences to enable learning by others (Cotterill and Lether-by 2005). Unfortunately, there is a paucity of stories ...

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