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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.


The concluding chapter focuses on the significance of women's cultural perspectives and identities as inspiring contributions to the workplace and recommends that global organisations make concerted efforts to integrate women's perspectives into workplace policy and practice. Fay Patel frames the struggle of women within a cultural context and encourages a multi-perspective approach across global organisational frameworks. She appeals for the recognition, respect and appreciation of women's multiple cultural contexts and rejects the continued negative judgements that women receive based on the dominant Western worldviews.

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