Korean Women Leaders in the NGO Sector

  • Youn Sun Chang
Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)


Despite their short history, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have grown rapidly in Korea, and, in the process, women leaders have played important roles. These issues are discussed in Chap. 12. Compared with education or other public sectors, the NGO sector with horizontal communication, democratic decision-making, and gender equality is a comfortable place for women leaders to work. Many women leaders have served NGOs, have taken initiatives on various socio-political issues, and have participated in many public and private governance positions. In order to help women become leaders and develop their leadership in NGOs, it is necessary to arrange diversified policies to ensure work-life balance and gender equality.


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  • Youn Sun Chang
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  1. 1.Korean Women’s Development InstituteSeoulSouth Korea

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