Overcoming Cultural Constraints: Essential to Korean Women’s Leadership Success in Korea

  • Heesoon Jun
Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)


Chapter 3 examines the gender discrimination Korean women leaders currently face and addresses why minimal structural changes are insufficient to change ingrained beliefs regarding gender. Social psychology and cognitive neuroscience research findings are used to explain why ingrained and often unconscious beliefs are resistant to change. Dynamic relationships among systemic and internalized gender privilege and oppression are explored, as well as their unconscious interactions in perpetuating gender discrimination in the workplace. Paradigm shifts in thinking and learning to overcome cultural constraints to foster women’s leadership success in Korea are proposed.


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  • Heesoon Jun
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  1. 1.Evergreen State CollegeOlympiaUSA

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