Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 1, 1990

Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting

Karen McLandress, Pam Pohl, John Kohls, Willbann Terpening
Pages 464-482

Changing Attitudes of Women In Business
Challenges and Opportunities

Sex discrimination in the workplace has been and continues to be widespread. In the past two decades the number of women in the workforce has increased dramatically and more and more workplaces and the women they employ must face the problems associated with sex discrimination. These include discrimination in hiring and promotion practices, inequitable pay, and male-oriented work expectations and career paths. There has been little research on the perceptions of women on discrimination issues. Notable studies include Harvard Business Review reported surveys in 1965 and 1985 (Sutton and Moore, 1985), and research by Carol Tavris published in 1972. This paper reports on a modest study of working women which contributes some new perspectives in the effort to understand women's attitudes.