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Women in Senior

Management
National & International perspective

Brief History
Growth of women in Senior Management
Women in Industry

The world historically has been male dominated.

Women were considered just as a mean of glory for men.

Their duty was to get married and take care of child.

They had no say in functioning of family

They were not allowed to work or do jobs.

Percentages across the world

Current Status
2014 annual survey: proportion of women in senior roles is stuck
at 24%.
Regionally, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia lead the way on
women in senior management, with 37% and 35%, respectfully.
Russia has the highest proportion.
at 43%, followed closely by Lithuania and Latvia, Georgia, Armenia and
Poland.

38% of senior management roles in China are held by women.

Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand have 41%, 40% and 38%,
respectively.
Developed countries have relatively fewer women in senior management.
32% women in senior management in the BRIC economies.
Japan comes in at the bottom of just 9% of senior roles are held by
women, almost no change from a decade ago.

Indian Women in Senior Management Level


Only 4 percent of working women in India make it to senior
leadership positions in the corporate sector, compared to the global
average of 24 percent, as per the reports by Forbes.

Some Statistics

Percentage of women in senior level

Representation of Women in Senior level


12
10
8
6
4
2
0

India

Asia
India vs Asia

Source:- McKinsey India


11-August-2015

India vs Global
40

35

Percentage of women at management


level

30

25

20

15

10

China

Eastern Europe

South eastern Asia

Source:- Business Today


13/March/2014

India

Scenario in 6 major IT Companies


Chart Title
16

Employees on Board

14
12
10
8
6
4
2
0

TCS

Infosys

Wipro
Male

HCL Tech Ltd

Tech Mahindra

Mahindra Satyam

Female

Source:- Centre for Internet and


Society

Glass Ceiling

It is an unacknowledged barrier to advancement in a profession affecting women and member of


minorities.

Breaking The Glass Ceiling

Identify the key competencies within your organization.

Build your network.

Find a mentor.

Build your reputation.

Know your rights.

Case Study : Breaking Glass Ceiling


Barrier

Women in Senior Management in the United Kingdom explores the


strategies which women in senior management consider pivotal for their
advancement, as well as the barriers they face in the workplace

Catalyst published the first study Women in Corporate Leadership:


Progress and Prospects in 1996 in response to research which indicated
that, despite increasing numbers of women at entry and mid-level
management in the US, structural and attitudinal barriers to womens
advancement still existed.

Comparisons of senior womens responses by type of organization, age


and sectors.

Data Supporting The Case

Questions Related To The Case


What will womens representation be 5 years from
now?
Core reasons for breaking of glass ceiling barrier?
What makes women better managers?

Inspirational Indian Women

National Barriers

International Barriers

Why Women should be in Management


Level
Some advantages of women working in any organizations are: Ability to network with colleagues.
Ability to perceive and understand situations.
Strong sense of dedication, loyalty and commitment to their organizations.
Ability to multitask.
Collaborative work stylesolicit input from others, with respect for ideas.
Crisis management skills.
Willingness to share information (interactive leadership style).
Sensitivity in relationships (e.g., compassionate, empathetic, understanding).
Behaving in a gender-neutral manner.

How to Improve Condition of Women

Proper education

Awareness programmes

Focus on Women Empowerment

Equal Opportunities

Abolish wages gap among men and women

Ensure safe and secure work environment for women

Here is a short video

Thank You
A Presentation By
Group 2, Peter Drucker 15-17