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ERIC Number: EJ779098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0005-2604
Dos Hermanas Chicanas: Overcoming Barriers to Professional Advancement
Prospero, Moises
Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, v32 n2 p47-63 Fall 2007
Women and ethnic minorities face steep barriers to professional advancement, and those who rise to the executive level typically use a variety of strategies to overcome obstacles in their way. This study first reviewed the literature on barriers to professional advancement for women and ethnic minorities and the strategies that they report using to overcome them. The author then conducted interviews with two Latina executive managers who are sisters to explore their rise in the professional world. The barriers and strategies reported by "las dos hermanas chicanas" provide guidance for women and ethnic minorities who seek to reach upper management positions and for all who would bring about systemic change to increase diversity in the workplace.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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