Seminar on Intersectionality And Leadership: South Asian Muslim Women And Leadership At Work In The UK

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Faculty Lounge (4th Floor)

By: Professor Dr Jawad Syed

Drawing on a qualitative study of South Asian Muslim female leaders, managers and supervisors in the UK, this study examines the multi-layered issues and challenges they face in pursuit of employment and leadership positions. It offers an intersectional  perspective taking into account the interconnected and overlapping factors, such as gender, ethnicity religion and family status, that affect Muslim women’s participation in the labour market. The study also highlights the individual agency and strategies these women use to overcome such issues and challenges.