Indian Women in Leadership in an Asian Context

  • Sanghamitra Chaudhuri
  • Sunyoung Park
  • Gertrude I. Hewapathirana
Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)


The landscape of women’s leadership today in Asian countries is in a state of flux with a slow but steady increase in women leaders. The path to the summit has not been easy for Asian women leaders with various roadblocks along the way, including gender stereotypes, rigid cultures, stringent organizational practices, family commitments, and limited educational opportunities. However, the silver lining boosting Asian women leaders to break through the glass ceiling is manifested through inclusive organizational practices, more emphasis on women’s education, and blurring of gender roles. This chapter is an overview of various barriers and successes of Indian women leaders as compared to their Asian counterparts in countries including China, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanghamitra Chaudhuri
    • 1
  • Sunyoung Park
    • 2
  • Gertrude I. Hewapathirana
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Louisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  3. 3.Gulf University for Science and TechnologyMubarak Al-AbdullahKuwait

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