Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Group (BAME) Women Senior Leadership Journey in UK National Health Service (NHS): BAME Senior Women Leadership Journey

Obafemi Olekanma, Vonesai Muhaso

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Abstract

This preliminary study explored the lived experiences of Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) senior leadership opportunities available for women in the NHS. A qualitative method was adopted for this preliminary study. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data from two BAME senior women leaders from a London-based NHS Trust. The data collected was analysed using the thematic analysis technique. The dominant themes that emerged from the work were interpersonal racism; learning, training and development challenges; intersectionality; working the system and the impact of one’s cultural upbringing on leadership. The conclusion drawn from this pilot study suggests that several issues influence the progression of BAME women to senior leadership in the NHS, which are institutional and deep-rooted, requiring further exploration and hence justifying the need for the current study. We are currently working on the main study. It will be interesting to see if its results agree with those from the pilot study and what further insight can be uncovered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBAM2022 Reimagining Business and Management as a force for Good Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationManchester
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
VolumeBAM 2022 Conference
Edition36th
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9956413-5-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2022

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