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The subject of women in global leadership is a relatively recently developed topic in U.S. and global management studies. This is partly due to the increased participation of women in the workforce and their ascendance to leadership positions in greater numbers, although they remain a distinct minority. Women in global leadership is often treated as a subset of leadership, management, international, and women’s studies. The subject may also be viewed through an integrative lens, incorporating elements of each of the separate disciplines. This mix is complex; however, it is clear that most of today’s global women leaders are often pioneers in their domains.

Although women constitute approximately 50% of the global population, they are yet to be directly represented within the world’s leadership in commensurate proportion. ...

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