Indian Women Leaders in the NGO Sector

  • Yogita AbichandaniEmail author
  • Vimal Babu
Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)


India has a formidable presence of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on capacity-building and development through various initiatives. The NGO sector works in many fields that include women’s empowerment, child rehabilitation, poverty, education, domestic violence, community development, rural and urban development, awareness and advocacy of rights, and so on, across India. The purpose of this chapter is three-fold: (a) to discuss the role of women leaders in the emergent NGO sector in twenty-first century India; (b) to provide a comprehensive understanding of woman leaders’ venture success, including a focus on both macro- and micro-level factors; and (c) to address the gap in the women leadership literature in the NGO sector, which is the third largest employer in India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Management Development InstituteMurshidabadIndia
  2. 2.Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, SIBMPuneIndia

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