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Indian Women in Leadership

  • Rajashi Ghosh
  • Gary N. McLean

Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Rajashi Ghosh, Aindrila Chatterjee
    Pages 1-9
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, Ashutosh Muduli, Ridhi Arora
      Pages 13-29
    3. Judy B. Smetana, Misha Chakraborty, Rimjhim Banerjee-Batist
      Pages 47-65
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Soumi Rai, Shalini Gopalkrishnan
      Pages 69-89
    3. Malar Hirudayaraj, Priyanka Doshy
      Pages 91-108
    4. Nisha Manikoth, Krishna Gajjar, Valerie Mendonca
      Pages 109-130
  5. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Meera Alagaraja, Denise M. Cumberland, Mrudula Anne, Vishal Arghode
      Pages 133-154
    3. Rajeshwari Narendran, Anjana Vivek
      Pages 155-170
    4. Pradeep Kumar Misra, Garima Singh
      Pages 171-189
    5. Madhulika Sagaram, Prabhjot Kaur Mahal
      Pages 191-210
    6. Yogita Abichandani, Vimal Babu
      Pages 211-234
  6. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, Sunyoung Park, Gertrude I. Hewapathirana
      Pages 259-279
  7. Part V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281

About this book


This book provides intriguing insights into the development of highly qualified women leaders in diverse Indian contexts and their role at national and organizational levels. While India has made enormous economic strides in the past few decades, gender inequality and underutilization of female talent remain deeply rooted and widely spread in many parts of Indian society. This book addresses an urgent need to stop treating Indian women as under-developed human capital and begin realizing their potential as leaders of quality work. This book will fill the gap of research on international leadership for students, academics, and multinational organizations.   


Gender gap, , , , India female leadership career development human resource development human resource management nternational relations gender socialization gender roles women’s studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajashi Ghosh
    • 1
  • Gary N. McLean
    • 2
  1. 1.Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PAUSA
  2. 2.University of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MNUSA

About the editors

Rajashi Ghosh is an Associate Professor in the Adult Education and Organization Development program and the Ph.D Program Director in the School of Education at Drexel University, USA. She is a member of the AHRD Board, Associate Editor of Human Resource Development International and also the Editorial Board of Human Resource Development Review. She is the immediate past chairperson of the India HRD SIG.

Gary N. McLean is President of McLean Global Consulting, Inc. As an OD practitioner, he works extensively globally, including many trips to India for work and conferences, including a quarter sabbatical as Visiting Professor at Rohilkind University, Bareilly. He served as president of the Academy of Human Resource Development and the International Management Development Association. He is Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota, USA. 

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