The situation of women with disabilities in the labour market is extremely complicated. Difficulties in reconciling professional duties with household duties, stereotypes about disability, barriers inherent in the surrounding environment and still functioning stereotypes related to the employment of people with disabilities are the problems that this group struggles with on a daily basis (Woźniak, 2008, p. 96). The combination of disability and femininity often contributes to professional and social exclusion. Therefore, women with disabilities need special support in the work environment from people who will provide them not only with knowledge and skills, but also with a model of attitude, which will facilitate the elimination of barriers and enable a stable career development. The effect of such an action should be the social inclusion (inclusion) of women with disabilities in the work environment through learning in the workplace and mentoring.
Author: PhD Renata Pomarańska, KUL University