Why are there fewer women in the top roles and what needs to change? A strategic HRM perspective
BY LUCY SANDERSON-GAMMON
By taking a strategic human resources management (HRM) approach, this research project focused on potential barriers to women’s advancement inherent in organisational cultures and structures, rather than on individual deficits in women. This was based on the premise that, if the underlying systemic factors are not addressed, other initiatives that focus on developing individuals for leadership roles are likely to be undermined.