Career Development Challenges for Women Pursuing Leadership in India

  • Judy B. SmetanaEmail author
  • Misha Chakraborty
  • Rimjhim Banerjee-Batist
Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)


Women’s leadership in India continues to be an emerging topic. Women in India face many of the same challenges as women across the globe: using the education they have earned in the workforce, balancing a career with raising a family, and receiving the same benefits as men. Career development in India also faces uniquely Indian cultural hurdles: family pressures to marry rather than pursue a career, caste stereotypes, and lack of networking opportunities. However, traditional India is evolving to become an economic engine, and, with that, opportunities for Indian women are evolving. Through mentoring and other career development tools, Indian women’s leadership is advancing the future of women in India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judy B. Smetana
    • 1
    Email author
  • Misha Chakraborty
    • 2
    • 3
  • Rimjhim Banerjee-Batist
    • 4
  1. 1.Pittsburg State UniversityPittsburgUSA
  2. 2.Auyr Inspiration LLCCypressUSA
  3. 3.University of HoustonHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Business DepartmentSanta Fe CollegeGainesvilleUSA

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