11 Feb 2019

Workplace challenges for Pasifika peoples - brown glass ceiling

From Nine To Noon, 9:31 am on 11 February 2019
Betty Ofe-Grant

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Betty Ofe-Grant's PhD research has focused on the career barriers and challenges for Pasifika peoples in senior occupations. In particular, she looked at why Samoans, and by extension Tagata Pasifika don't easily rise to senior levels in organisations.

The barriers include biculturalism, and a struggle of conflicting identities and values and missed opportunities. Betty Ofe-Grant is now a lecturer in management at AUT, and she is also doing a research project at Auckland University.