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This research focused on examining how socioeconomic elements affect women's career advancement in three higher education institutions in Ghana's Bono Region. A quantitative survey approach was used, gathering data from 156 female staff members from these universities. The data collection process combined online and self-administered questionnaires, analyzing the results with descriptive statistics such as mean, frequency, and percentages. Results showed that most female professionals chose their careers based on their educational background, with personal skills and further education being key factors in their career growth. The study also uncovered that many women encounter obstacles in career progression, such as work stress, lack of mentorship, and insufficient career guidance. It was found that while motivators for careers boost confidence, barriers reduce productivity. To overcome these challenges and enhance gender diversity in leadership, the study suggests the adoption of quotas to guarantee a certain percentage of top roles for women. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of family and spousal support in managing work and childcare, which is crucial for women's career development.


Career advancement women socioeconomic factors barriers

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Tiwaa Asumadu, B. ., Bright Nyarkoh, J. ., & Kafui Agbozo, G. . (2024). Socioeconomic Factors on Women’s Career Advancement in Higher Educational Institutions (HEI). Convergence Chronicles, 5(1), 301–325.


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