Women in Leadership: A Discussion

HRM Review, May 2008

6 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2008

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Subhasree Basu Roy

Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI)


Leading an organization or business is a Herculean task. Leadership skill traditionally had a masculine flavour. It was strongly voiced that leadership qualities were solely in the male domain. Only men could be able leaders who would lead an organization to glory. This was further supported by the belief that women themselves were averse to leading an organization. They possessed characteristics that were not befitting for being at the helm of an organization. But this proved to be more a myth than a reality. Globalization and the subsequent age of cut throat competition threw wide open the gateway to corporate leadership position for women. Research studies and data suggest that women also rose to the occasion and proved their capability as business leaders. This paper is a conservative attempt to capture a glimpse of the current status of women leaders, their leadership strategy and the yield of such innovation in organizational matrix.

Keywords: women leaders, leadership style, glass ceiling

Suggested Citation

Basu Roy, Subhasree, Women in Leadership: A Discussion. HRM Review, May 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1116193

Subhasree Basu Roy (Contact Author)

Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) ( email )

52, Nagarjuna Hills
Hyderabad, North-East India 500082

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