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.
Chapter 8: In Search of a Title
In Search of a Title
‘What's the title?’ the editor asked, when I agreed to write this chapter. This became a challenge, which I posed to colleagues, ‘If you had to choose a title to characterise your career, what would it be?’
The book focuses on women's careers, alluding to glass ceilings and discrimination, but I did not want to describe my career in this way. I started work as an academic in the 1970s and I have been helped by the feminist revolution, and the expansion of the university system. Yet, there have been barriers, so I cannot pretend all is well—when it is not. I am a migrant, so maybe the title upside-down would signal changes in my career arising ...