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Medha Nanivadekar

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 31: Overview: Women's Leadership in the Global Context

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Overview: Women's Leadership in the Global Context
Overview: Women's leadership in the global context

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland aptly describes the rationale of having women in leadership roles: “Society that is without the voice and vision of women is not less feminine, it is less human” (Robinson, 2003). Still, even in the 21st century, men of any class, caste, race, ethnicity, or nationality are more able to acquire leadership positions than are women from their respective categories. This chapter discusses the implications of this phenomenon for women's leadership in the global context. It provides an overview of women's political ...

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