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dc.contributor.authorPringle, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Candiceen_US
dc.contributor.authorRavenswood, Katherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorGiddings, Lynne S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Ireneen_US
dc.contributor.authorJaeger, Sabinaen_US
dc.description.abstractLaw continues to be an attractive career path for women. Yet evidence shows that women's careers in law stagnate with proportionally small numbers of women progressing up the hierarchy from law graduate to partner. In this study we investigated how gendering and class processes impact on women's career progression. A major contribution is that we explored the heterogeneous views held by women below and above the partnership line, in Auckland's top law firms. Drawing on Acker's gendering processes (1990, 2006a) plus the accumulation of appropriate capitals needed to progress, we analysed 52 interview accounts. The women lawyers themselves were divided on how gendering and class processes impact on their career progression. Women partners accepted the hierarchical employment model of law and were confident in their role and place. Women below the partner line, while frustrated by the personal and professional requirements for success, did not demonstrate agency for change. In concluding, we reflect on the potential for change in the profession.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGender, Work & Organizationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Managementen_US
dc.titleWomen's career progression in law firms: views from the top, views from belowen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
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