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An Exploratory Study of the Barriers and Enablers That Influence The Career Advancement of Women to Leadership Roles in Fintech

Becker-McNabola, Tamara (2018) An Exploratory Study of the Barriers and Enablers That Influence The Career Advancement of Women to Leadership Roles in Fintech. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research presents results from an exploratory study investigating the barriers and enablers influencing the career advancement of women to leadership roles in Fintech. The perceptions of female leaders were obtained through the lived experiences of five women who achieved their leadership goals in Fintech. This study explored strategies that women in leadership used to climb the corporate ladder in Fintech and examined the characteristics of the industry itself. Themes and patterns were identified using thematic analysis. The main outcome of this study was the six main themes that emerged: (1) Self-Confidence, (2) Mentors/Sponsors, (3) Networking, (4) Inclusive Work Environment, (5) Social Undermining in the Workplace, (6) Conflict between Work and Family Life, and Assertiveness: a sub-theme that belongs to the overarching theme Self-Confidence. Examining and grouping these emergent themes has led to the development of two thematic maps. Thematic map 1 (Figure 5.2) illustrates the key enablers to female career advancement in Fintech and thematic map 2 (Figure 5.3) presents the key barriers to female career advancement in Fintech.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Careers
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial Services
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Leadership
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Leadership

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Classes of Labour > Women and Work
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in International Business
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 16:27
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2018 16:27
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3364

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