The purpose of this study is to evaluate the obstacles women experience in leadership development and economic empowerment, mainly in non-Western countries, and to compare them to those in developed nations. The study reviewed current literature in order to identify the hurdles and facilitators for female leadership and economic empowerment. Research suggests unpaid work and gender harassment pose the greatest obstacles to women's leadership and economic development. Mentoring has been proven to promote women's leadership and economic empowerment in both western and non-western countries. The study also examined the function of the economic environment in the growth of women's leadership and the impact of different economic systems on female leadership and economic empowerment in western and non-western nations. In western economies, the literature implies that the gender regime, economic standing, and economic environment influence women's company startup decisions. In non-Western nations, the literature concentrates on the influence of the political environment on the economic environment and corporate activity. Additionally, the impact of international relations and the economy on the growth of women's leadership was mentioned by literature. According to the findings of this study, women continue to be underrepresented in leadership positions, especially in Eastern countries.
Fadel, Mira; Bao, Hanhui; Zhang, Ailin; Hao, Tianshi; Llamas, Jesse; and Llamas, Michael
"Building Pathways for Female Leaders’ Economic Empowerment,"
The Scholarship Without Borders Journal: Vol. 2:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/swbj/vol2/iss1/3