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MS in Organizational Learning and Human Resource Development




This original research investigated and revealed some of the reasons, perceptions, and impact related to the high percentage of women in HR, and the comparatively low percentage of women at the executive and boardroom levels. This study has been conducted to articulate the complexity of the topic by introducing the opinions and experiences of several professionals and students of HR. This research study offers recommendations, and has been designed to motivate healthy dialogue. Timely and relevant literature research from published professionals is included in this study. This study also included both qualitative and quantitative data from convenience interviews with six HR professionals. In addition, a Likert Survey was conducted with twenty-eight members of Cohort 12 and Cohort 13 from the Organizational Learning & Human Resource Development Masters Program at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.