Challenges facing women employees in career development: A focus on Kapsabet municipality, Kenya
Subject Area:Social Sciences and Humanities
The paper investigates the challenges facing women in career development in Kapsabet Municipality, Kenya. The objectives of the foregoing study, upon which this paper is based, were to: assess women’s career development practices; find out if gender balance was given a chance; examine the challenges facing women in career development and establish the best practices on gender equality. The study was based on the Reproduction Labour Theory the tenets of which highlight the challenges facing women employees in organizations in career development and their causes. Stratified sampling technique was used to select employees of Kapsabet Municipality. The data was analyzed using quantitative statistics and presented in frequency and percentage tables. The study found that promotion among women was low and training for women employees was minimal. Most women employees were dissatisfied with career development programmes and women were discriminated against in career development opportunities. The study recommended that organizations should strive to ensure that career development programmes were set to enhance career development amongst women employees. Top management should also be committed to the career development of women and organizations should also introduce affirmative action to urgently address career development of women.