WOMEN LEADERSHIP AND ITS MENTORING ROLE TOWARDS CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Sumaira Khalid, Farwa Muqadas, Sumaira Rehman

Abstract


Women leadership has become an important concept because
it provides a source of inspiration for other women to come forward.
The aim of this qualitative study is to explore the role of women
leadership and their role towards the career development of women.
The study is an attempt to highlight and uncover the unique role of
women leadership for women, societies, organizations of a developing
country. For this research, semi-structured interviews were selected.
From these interviews, nine themes emerged: career support, cultural
barriers, developing skills, education and hardwork, family related
issues, importance of mentoring, influence on others, social issues
and stereotypical role of the women. The findings of this study revealed
that women leadership and mentoring play a very important role in
the career development of women. It is the need of time to deal with all
these issues and utilize the competencies of working women effectively
in uplifting the economy and growth of the country.


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