Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Women Leadership & Organizational Barriers: A Socio-Economic and Ethical Point of View

Author(s): Fareeha Fazal, Ayesha Serfraz, Hina Saleem, Ahmed Muneeb Mehta, Farah Naz Naqvi

The current study unfurls the absence of research about women Leadership and all those factors which help her attaining the role of a leader irrespective of gender in developing countries like Pakistan, which is very important for reaching the goal of social and economic development since 48.7 % of the population of Pakistan is female. This research investigates the experience of 15 influential females who accomplished prominent positions despite gender discrimination in Pakistan. Institutional attitude, man-centric culture, sexual orientation biasness stereotyping can confine the tasks of females all through their working lives, which likewise makes a hierarchical hindrance to their vertical movement in their profession. With diligence, hard work, and transcending all the stereotypes, these ladies advance toward the highest levels of their profession. Purpose: This study means to discover the comprehension of Women Leadership Development procedure and how the organization assist in this development progression and decide subsequent authoritative difficulties/hindrances they face in their journey and recommendations to enlighten the path for their followers. Design/Methodology/Approach: Semi-structured interviews were carried out. The methodology used in this study is phenomenological as this study relies on the lived experience of 15 female leaders. Depending upon the type of research, Purposive sampling has been piloted keeping the lesser number of females and complication in impending female leaders in the industry. All the meetings were recorded with consent. Thematic analysis has been applied using NVivo 12, recognizing the examples in the dataset and get the implications from the codes and themes produced and afterward clustering them into groups to figure a composite outline of female development improvement. Findings/Result: The conclusion and recommendation suggest the requirement for setting explicit family-accommodating arrangements and adaptability for female leaders on a hierarchical/organizational level to accomplish gender equality and equity. Which will have by and large constructive outcomes on the social, economic, and political states of Pakistan? Research Implications: Further useful suggestions have been examined and summing up the outcomes is that responsibility and vision of top administration is the helpful supportive aspect for females' profession.

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