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Women's in Leadership Position “Issues and Challenges”

Women's in Leadership Position “Issues and Challenges”
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Author(s): Getachew Alebachew Mekonnen (Department of Governances and Development Studies, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia)
Copyright: 2019
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Pages: 14
Source title: International Journal of Political Activism and Engagement (IJPAE)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Susheel Chhabra (Periyar Management and Computer College, India)
DOI: 10.4018/IJPAE.2019010102


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Women face multi-faceted challenges in participating in management position due to different factors. The purpose of this study is to investigate factors that affect participation of women in leadership positions in Bahir dar city administration. To address this objective, the study adopted mixed research methods with descriptive survey design. A total of 190 women public civil servants were taken as a sample. Moreover, a key informant interview with women in leadership positions was conducted. In addition, FGD were also a very important data-gathering instrument for this study. The findings revealed that there are three major factors for women's low participation in leadership positions, i.e. institutional, socio-cultural and individual factors. Those factors have decisive contributions for low participation of women in leadership positions. With proper implementation of women's policies in the organization, equal treatment during assignment leadership positions, and creating awareness in society that woman are capable for leadership positions.

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