GENDER EQUALITY APPROACHES OF LARGE SCALED COMPANIES IN TURKEY: GENDER POLICIES AND PRACTICES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF WOMEN DIRECTORS

2022-2-10
AKTAŞ, RABİA
This thesis study examines the contributions of women directors to the field of gender equality in business life and the policies they carry out, focusing on the case of Turkey. This thesis study focuses on the situations of large-scale companies (domestic and foreign) in Turkey. Based on explanatory frameworks that act from a gender perspective; this thesis study examines the role of women decision makers in the improvement of gender equality by taking the experiences, education and career paths of women directors as reference. This study is based on the interviews made with women executives of international companies with operations in Turkey, analyzing both their subjective experiences and their own perceptions and explanations about the sexist dynamics that led to their difficulties and their consequences. According to the study, women managers strongly believe in the successful profiles of women decision makers. They take the women figures who touched their lives as an example. Emphasizing the necessity of ensuring gender equality in all areas, they stated the steps they took to increase the number of female decision makers in business life. As a result of the theoretical framework, bilateral interviews and the literature review of the thesis, it is seen that women managers play a role in the improvements of gender equality in business life.

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Citation Formats
R. AKTAŞ, “GENDER EQUALITY APPROACHES OF LARGE SCALED COMPANIES IN TURKEY: GENDER POLICIES AND PRACTICES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF WOMEN DIRECTORS,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.