The Challenges of Women Leadership and Management in India

7 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2019

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Mudasir Qadir

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University

Date Written: January 6, 2019


Women represent half of the population in world but continuously face the problems of inequality in every field whether it is in government or non-government organizations and particularly face the problems for leadership because men always think that women cannot be a good leader or manager but at the domestic level men agree for the women work because men always think women only good for domestic work. Achieving equality for women in corporations, at all levels, is a long and demanding journey, which requires the implication of the whole company and the strong commitment of the top management. According to the United Nations publications on “women challenges of year 2000,” “women constitute half the world’s population, perform two-thirds of the world’s work, but receive only one tenth of its income and own less than one-hundredth of its property” More than 40 percent of women represent world’s labor force and half of the world’s population. Over the years government tries to make policies and programs to advance women in government enterprises and organizations. In developing countries particular in rural areas women produce more than 55 percent of food grown. Various studies show that women proved to be successful owners of the business and also successful managers (Koshal, M., Koshal, R. K., & Gupta, A. K). The report highlights that women comprise 16 percent at junior management level, 4 percent each at middle and senior levels, and only 1 percent in organizational leadership positions (CEOs) (Women managers in India: Challenges and opportunities (2009) Centre for Social Research p. 2). This paper is based on Secondary data. The paper highlights the challenges of women leadership and management in India.

Keywords: Women, Inequality, Challenges and Management

Suggested Citation

Qadir, Mudasir, The Challenges of Women Leadership and Management in India (January 6, 2019). Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Digital Strategies for Organizational Success. Available at SSRN: or

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