Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000031
Title: Women leaders breaking the glass ceiling in Singapore's construction industry
Authors: Toor, S.-U.-R.
Ofori, G. 
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Toor, S.-U.-R., Ofori, G. (2011). Women leaders breaking the glass ceiling in Singapore's construction industry. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice 137 (1) : 1-6. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000031
Abstract: The role of women in the growth of the construction industry of Singapore is discussed. Meta-analysis carried out by Eagly and Carli 2003 revealed that female leaders are more likely to be transformational and engaged in more contingent reward behaviors. Work on sustainable organizations by Bradbury 2003 highlights the group Women Leading Sustainability, which convened to brainstorm how women could contribute to the redesign of organizations to make them more sustainable in the long term. To empower women, some countries have introduced legislation that encourages companies to have more women on their corporate boards. Among the suggestions they made were practical support, mentoring, provision of childcare facilities, and schemes to support maternity needs. Effort should also be made to provide a working environment that is not forbidding and intimidating toward women. Organizations should also provide women with opportunities to use their skills and talents to attain corporate goals.
Source Title: Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45899
ISSN: 10523928
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000031
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