Women in the Workplace: Feminism’s Potential Impact

  • Kendra SaundersEmail author
Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)


Despite advances for women in the workplace, several factors continue to negatively impact women’s sense of well-being at work. These factors include sex discrimination, gender role constraints, a male dominated workplace, and rigidity in work/family arrangements. This chapter will review ways a feminist perspective may assist women in the workplace by challenging traditional gender-roles, giving a context for discrimination, and providing a sense of competency in managing the work environment, perhaps leading to a greater overall sense of well-being. Lastly, using the feminist perspective, the chapter concludes with some recommendations for improving the workplace for women.


Feminism Women Workplace Mental health Psychological well-being 


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  1. 1.Millersville UniversityMillersvilleUSA

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