Perceptions of Success: Affirmative Action in Australia and the U.S.

Kerry Tilbrook

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    The purpose of this paper is to briefly examine Australian and American perceptions on the success of affirmative action (AA) legislation in the United States compared with Australia. This research originated as a doctoral project exploring the perceptions of 24 top women academics/academic managers located in Australia and the U. S. and provided a snapshot of life at the top during 1998-2000. Among the topics covered were the successes and barriers these women encountered and the impact of balancing family and work, strategies for succeeding in a male-dominated organisational climate, the influence of networking and the impact of EEO/AA initiatives on their careers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMaking the Link 16
    Subtitle of host publicationAffirmative Action and Employment Relations
    EditorsE.M. Davis, Valerie Pratt
    Place of PublicationNorth Ryde, Sydney
    PublisherCCH Australia Ltd
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventWomen, Management and Employment Relations Conference - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 22 Jul 200423 Jul 2004


    ConferenceWomen, Management and Employment Relations Conference


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