Women leaders and women managers in the global community
Author: Klenke, Karin
Source: Career Development International, Volume 4, Number 3, 1999 , pp. 134-139(6)
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:While still rare, the number of women who have held or are holding the most senior positions of political leadership serving as either prime ministers or presidents of their countries has nevertheless risen steadily since 1960 when Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka took office. This paper profiles select number of female political leaders worldwide and examines relationship between leadership and management in the context of the global community. Women's access to the highest political offices is used as a prism through which the continuing dilemma of women's representation at the highest levels of public life is examined. The importance of the specificity of the socio-historical and cultural contexts in leadership is emphasized.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1999