Role of Education in Developing Women Leaders in India

  • Malar HirudayarajEmail author
  • Priyanka Doshy
Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)


Given patriarchal dominance in India, education has played a crucial role in developing the stature of women in India by enabling them to secure leadership positions in diverse fields. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the influence of education in developing women leaders. In order to do so, a review of historical policies and practices related to women’s education and factors enabling and disabling women’s education is presented. Finally, implications are provided to aid research, theory, and practice of women’s education for the purpose of developing women leaders in India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochesterUSA
  2. 2.DallasUSA

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