Liderança feminina
: o impacto dos estereótipos de género no acesso das mulheres aos cargos de liderança do topo

  • Ana Filipa Machado Serra Coelho (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The studies regarding the relation of leadership and gender are still very recent and there is not any conclusive comparative result between male and female leadership approach. In Portugal, the gender study is also recent, having been verified a slowly and irregular evolution. In the current Portuguese society, the idea of the woman exclusively dedicated to domestic chores, namely the mother and educator part, is gradually fading. However, the women representation in the family is still considered as an obstacle to women achieve top management positions. In Portugal, since the 70’s, the access of women into the labour market is becoming stronger. Women started to gain more relevance in the labour market and started to achieve better paid employments. Nevertheless, the presence of women in top management positions in Portugal is still quite limited despite the progressively increase of graduated women percentage. For the recruitment of top management positions, head-hunting still assumes a key role, being the main recruitment method used. However, the recommendation system for top management positions and, also, other positions, is increasingly becoming the used method. Several women and men in top management positions were interviewed and each one of them had a strong contribution to the main conclusions of the present investigation.
Date of Award23 Mar 2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorFernando Ilharco (Supervisor)


  • Women leadership
  • Gender
  • Stereotype
  • Top management
  • Recruitment


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Comunicação

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