Erçetin and Açıkalın’s New Women Leadership Model: Development and Training

  • Şefika Şule Erçetin
  • Şuay Nilhan Açıkalın
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


Given the intrinsic nature of leadership and the challenges thereto, it becomes pertinent to have all stakeholders on board; and that includes women. However, to expect women to partake within the conventional leadership terrain is to make their leadership life rather complex. This is because the conventional leadership system is so manly, aggressive, and rough generally with little consideration of diversities and realities abound. The law of the jungle applies as survival is for the fittest only. It thus becomes imperative to develop a leadership model suited to a woman in order to aid women in leadership. Such a leadership model, however, cannot rise out of the blue. It goes through an organized and effective educational/training process both at the grassroot in communities and lower educational levels. This formed the basis of this paper: indeed, the need to propose an educational or training programme to develop a leadership model premised on women values and etiquettes. The proposed model brings out the key aspects of leadership, presents the conventional setting, and engages an infusion of women’s perspective to each in order to garner an ideal conceptual view of women leadership. This is not only critical but a sacred point of departure in the process of leadership transformation.


Leadership Leaders Women Model Education Training 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Şefika Şule Erçetin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Şuay Nilhan Açıkalın
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Hacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Lancaster UniversityLancasterUK
  3. 3.International Relations Department Middle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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