How far is there a ‘feminine’ style of managerial and professional work? Have employers taken account of the different timetable governing the life of a woman as compared to that of a man, and the implications of this if women are to have the training, promotion and job security needed to reach the top? This book, first published in 1971, considers women as company directors; examines the position of women managers in two large firms; analyses how they fare in senior posts in the BBC and in the Civil Service. The four studies together contain a mass of information on women’s education and the reasons why they reach the top – or fail to get there.
Part 1. Women in Two Large Companies 1.1. Report on Companies A and B 1.2. Women in Senior Posts 1.3. Conclusions Part 2. The Woman Director 2.1. The Woman Director at Large 2.2. Some Interesting Cases 2.3. Concluding Evidence Part 3. Women in the BBC 3.1. Structure and Organization of the BBC 3.2. Women and Employment in the BBC 3.3. Entry Gates, Training, Career Development and Graduate Recruitment Policy 3.4. Women in the Promotion Race 3.5. Reasons for Women Finding it Difficult to Move into More Senior Posts 3.6. Women in Authority 3.7. Marriage, Children and Work 3.8. Conclusions Part 4. Women in the Administrative Class of the Civil Service 4.1. The Historical Picture 4.2. The World of Work 4.3. The Career Success of Men and Women 4.4. The Impact of Marriage on Women’s Careers 4.5. Conclusion