Global, International and Cultural Issues in IS


This paper brings a discourse analytic perspective to an examination of the experiences of women managersworking in the high tech sector. A detailed examination of the discursive descriptions of strategies, experiences, andadvice reveals a tension between the use of unequivocal language for providing advice for managing everydaygender challenges encountered in the high tech workplace and the use of much more tempered language when tryingto articulate an understanding for the basis of the issues and when discussing recommendations for change. Thepaper highlights the insights into gendered organizational experiences and understandings garnered through a closeexamination of organizational discourse.