Case study 15.3 - Case 15.3 Pregnancy as a Barrier to job...

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Case 15.3: Pregnancy as a Barrier to job StatusThe case study provides practice in diagnosing and making recommendations on situation confronting female leaders in organizations. The case is about a senior managing director at a manufacturing company. Marina Soslow has worked at the company for 10 years, gradually working her way up to a responsible position. She wants to win promotion toa top executive position and has recently finished an MBA. However, she found that she was pregnant. She is reluctant to tell her boss because she knows several women who were eased out of their positions before they gave birth or shortly thereafter. When Marina mentioned that she is pregnant, the boss replied to her as if a disaster is about to happen. Marina is encountering career advancement opportunities barriers. Marina has workedfor the company for 10 years. She would like to win the promotion to a top executive positionand has recently finished an MBA, which supplements her master degree in chemical

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