Unveiling Women’s Leadership

Identity and meaning of leadership in India

Editors: Kumar, Payal (Ed.)

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Unveiling Women's Leadership provides a penetrating insight into the world of Indian woman leaders. The book unravels the unique challenges facing the Indian woman leader who has to juggle several challenges including patriarchy, the caste system, harassment, and society's expectation that she ought to fit snugly into stereotypical roles.

About the authors

Professor Payal Kumar embodies a rare combination of expertise as both a real-time leader in the corporate sector, and as a scholar in the realm of leadership. She has worked as Registrar and Professor at a university in north India, and has also published widely on topics including mentoring, gender and diversity and leadership. She is involved as an Editorial Board member for some leading journals and is an Advisory Board member for multinational companies and consultancy firms based in India, England and USA.

Reviews

"This book is one of its kind. By unravelling the meaning of self-identity for the Indian woman leader, it adds a refreshingly new dimension to scholarship on leadership, by drawing on a context-sensitive, indigenous perspective."

- Krishnan Sharma, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Women and Leadership: A Neuro-Social Point of View

    Hiebert, Bruce

    Pages 3-12

  • Political Participation and Women’s Leadership

    Chaudhuri, Sriparna Ganguly

    Pages 13-24

  • Confronting Paradox: Exploring Mentoring Relationships as a Catalyst for Understanding the Strength and Resilience of Professional Indian Women

    Blake-Beard, Stacy

    Pages 25-43

  • Women in Joint Liability Groups: Do They Take Risks or Innovate?

    Sebastian, Ajeesh

    Pages 44-52

  • I Picked Up a Fight, and Became a Leader!

    Mukherji, Rina

    Pages 55-64

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Unveiling Women’s Leadership
Book Subtitle
Identity and meaning of leadership in India
Editors
  • Payal Kumar
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54706-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137547064
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54704-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 199
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics