Women Leaders in the Corporate Sector

  • Yonjoo Cho
  • Jiwon Park
  • Hye Young Park
Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)


The purpose of this chapter is threefold: to review the literature on Korean women leaders in the corporate sector, to share the study findings of our recent research on women leaders in the corporate sector, and to present insights into developing corporate women leaders and women in the leadership pipeline. Hearing women leaders’ own voices concerning current practices of their work–life balance and leadership development in the workplace in which they face cultural and organizational constraints has helped us better understand the challenges and barriers they face. This chapter covers background, corporate women leaders’ status in the labor market, corporate women leaders’ challenges and opportunities, and future research agendas.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yonjoo Cho
    • 1
  • Jiwon Park
    • 2
  • Hye Young Park
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Instructional Systems TechnologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.The Pennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeUSA
  3. 3.Hyosung CorporationSeoulSouth Korea

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