Between the sticky floor and the glass ceiling: employment of women as mid-level managers in Israeli non-profit organisations

Michal Almog-Bar*, Inbar Livnat

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Abstract

Over the last two decades, both globally and in Israel, civil society and non-profit organisations (NPOs) have become important initiators and providers of social services. The non-profit sector is a major employer in the Israeli labour market. Women comprise 68% of its employees, and many are mid-level managers. The article presents a qualitative study, which examines the employment experience of 25 women working as mid-level managers in Israeli NPOs, and addresses their occupational and personal experience, their challenges and motivations. In addition, the study highlights the employment characteristics of non-profits–a sphere of part-time, temporary and underpaid work.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)467-487
Number of pages21
JournalIsrael Affairs
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 May 2019

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Keywords

  • Israel
  • employment
  • gender
  • mid-level management
  • non-profit sector
  • terms and conditions

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