Reassessing Career Advancement Obstacles for Women in the Hospitality Industry


The authors conducted a study in 1997 to determine the perceptions of Missouri food service managers on career advancement obstacles for women in the food service industry. The study focused on perceptions of pay inequality, a need for female role models, accommodating family needs, and organizational efforts to eliminate discrimination and sexual harassment against women. The findings of the 1997 survey were compared with current organizational efforts by hospitality companies and professional associations to determine the extent to which these career advancement obstacles have been eliminated for women in the hospitality industry. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Consortium Journal of Hospitality & Tourism is the property of HBCU Consortium and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


Hospitality Leadership

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discrimination, Foodservice managers, pay inequality, sexual harassment

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Consortium Journal of Hospitality & Tourism