Comparative Study

| Published: April 25, 2017

If Women Lead Good and Deal Better Then Why is Women Leadership Still a Snake and Ladder Game?

Tanusree Chakraborty

Assistant Professor, Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Raiswa Saha

Research Scholar, SRM University, Delhi NCR Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.016/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.016


Combining the conceptualizations of research in women leadership, changes have been typically found in the literature which shows a transformational perspective of women in business settings. Despite the changing patterns of political growth and technological advancements, women are still at the backdrop of business houses which creates an open forum of discussion for the backlash against the female leadership. Close evidences of women leadership studies revealed an enhanced organizational growth with leadership characteristics depicted by the females. With the reflections of feminine behavior as a stereotype has to challenge the societies visualization and indeed form a competitive symbol to address the futuristic commitments and journey towards equality. Corporate life is historically been targeted towards male community in terms of assertiveness, confidence, availability Thus, the manifestation of the leadership concept has naturally been shaped by gender roles and values. With the emergence of women leadership concept in 1970’s there can be seen a progression towards women’s role in the business life which has markedly made a difference in the leadership school of thought. Women, who have traditionally been put aside compared to men in leadership positions, have emerged as leaders in some societies more than others. With this background, the present study attempts to compile the factors that takes women to a much elevated position in terms of capabilities and makes her must probable to higher steps in the organizational ladder, on the other hand the study also tries to probe into the factors that pulls her legs down the ladder. What makes women leaders still in a snake and ladder game?

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017