The Intersectionality between Gender and Generation: Millennial Women’s Leadership in Dr. PJGMRMC, Cabanatuan City

Camille Anne Bonafe, Rosemarie Casimiro

Abstract


The study explores the leadership style of millennial women managers, and their means of defying gender stereotyping and building rapport with their subordinates in the workplace. With the use of qualitative method and intersectionality as framework, the study promotes understanding of the standpoint of millennial women leaders about leadership and all the struggles and challenges in their workplace, fastened onto the notion of leadership as something that subsists at the intersection of the spark and values. Four millennial women managers from the four different divisions of Dr. Paulino J Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center (Dr. PJGMRMC), a tertiary government hospital in Cabanatuan City in the Philippines namely; Nursing, Medical, Hospital Operation Patient Support Services, and Finance were selected using purposive sampling technique with the following criteria: a) Woman, b) Filipino Millenial (born between year 1981 to 1996), c) With permanent position, and d) Holder of a supervisory/managerial position. One-on-one interviews were conducted with the millennial women managers. Using open-ended questions, participants were asked about their views on leadership, management of staff, experiences in handling conflicts in the workplace, their means of building rapport with the staff and how they defy the gender stereotyping in the workplace to achieve the organizational goals. Participant observation was also employed to have an in-depth and detailed understanding of the situation. Each theme that emerged during the data collection and analysis is presented and supported by existing literatures and the actual data gathered.


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