African-American female executives organizational experiences: managing success, support, and workplace relationship satisfaction

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dc.contributor Berger, Bruce K.
dc.contributor Boylorn, Robin M.
dc.contributor Campbell, Kim Sydow
dc.contributor Pleasants, Heather M.
dc.contributor.advisor Meares, Mary M. Murray, Creshema Rekuise
dc.contributor.other University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 2017-03-01T14:45:06Z 2017-03-01T14:45:06Z 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000675
dc.identifier.other Murray_alatus_0004D_10825
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract Addressing the workplace experiences of African American female executives has taken a backseat to contemporary organizational communication topics. The lived experience of Black females in the workplace is a subject with a scarce amount of supporting literature. The lack of scholarship addressing their workplace experience has left a significant number of questions unanswered and unexamined. This project explored the relationships and workplace experiences that African American female executives experience during organizational advancement. Through an examination of the lived experiences of African American women executives this study sheds light on (a) the communicative experiences of successful African American women executives in workplace organizations with dominant- culture members, (b) the various modes of organizational support that aids in their workplace success, and (c) the effects that mentoring relationship have on organizational advancement for African American women. Through face-to-face interviews with seven Black female executives in American based organizations, this research highlights the untold stories about a unique group of women leaders. The findings in this study reveal that Black female executives have workplace communicative experiences similar to other traditionally muted groups, rely on social support from friends and family to help them progress through organizations, and use mentoring relationships as a key tool to advance through organizations. en_US
dc.format.extent 160 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated. en_US
dc.subject Communication
dc.subject Organization theory
dc.subject Women's studies
dc.title African-American female executives organizational experiences: managing success, support, and workplace relationship satisfaction en_US
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. College of Communication and Information Sciences Communication & Information Sciences The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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