No Room to “‘Lean In’”: A Qualitative Study on Gendered Barriers to Promotion and Leadership by Ellinas, E.H, Kaljo, K., ... Fouad, N.A., n.d. . doi:10.1089/jwh.2018.7252
Background: The gender gap in professorship and leadership roles persists in academic medicine, whereas reasons for these disparities remain unclear.
Materials and Methods: Open-ended text responses to a 2013 faculty engagement survey were analyzed by using the grounded theory and consensual qualitative analysis techniques.
Conclusion: Women's barriers largely revolved around internal obstacles (I can't do any more), and men's barriers largely revolved around external factors (leaders are impeding my progress). Resources are needed to mitigate work overload specifically for female faculty, and to ensure that all faculty are both engaged in advanced career opportunities and encouraged to pursue leadership positions.
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