A Case Study on Gender Inequality

by Jade Ambers



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/24/2023

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781664289727
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781664289710
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 292
ISBN : 9781664289734

About the Book

Women are gaining education, skills, strength, and have adequate drive yet, gender inequality is still blocking their advancement into senior leadership especially in the United States (U.S.) Defense Industry. The purpose of this study was to explore gender inequality within organizational leadership, specifically within the Department of Defense (DoD) civilian sector, to identify potential barriers ceasing the advancement of qualified women. The main research question driving this research is, what internal and external barriers exist in the defense department regarding the professional advancement of women and what factors contribute to advancement into leadership. Follow up questions include how veteran status, education, and gender affect leadership status in the DoD. An ethnographic case study approach with triangulation was applied to answer the research questions due to having multiple data sources and the researcher being a participant in this environment allowing for an in-depth study of the culture. The findings indicate that gender inequality does still exist in the defense industry and male (X2=2471.03, p=0.000), veterans (X2=775.52, p=0.001) and those with a higher education (X2=2087.24, p=0.000) are more likely to be promoted. Men are also more likely to become veterans (X2=30,523, p=0.000) which has historically been the dividing line for women in the fight for equality. The findings of this research can be applied to all organizations to improve the lives of women and minorities who are underrepresented in top leadership positions by giving them a voice, supporting them, and making a way for them to advance. God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, see visions and dream dreams” (New International Version, Acts 2:17). We are all one Spirit and form one body, and the body is made up of many, many parts which does not function as a body without all of its parts (New International Version, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14).

About the Author

Dr. Jade Ambers PhD has a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters of Business Administration and A Doctorate of Business Administration from a Christian University. Jade spent four years serving as a civilian service Engineer prior to relocating to a private company. Jade has become known as an inventor and has been developing tools to improve business flow and enjoys developing cutting edge technology. Jade has two children one boy and one girl and is a happy grandmother to four beautiful girls and two handsome boys. She enjoys walking her dogs and actually spent several years doing triathalons and everything athletic. Jade has taken on many roles and jobs throughout life however, none as rewarding as being a Systems Engineer.