Today, India is a force in the global economy, with a high demand for talent. A key source of talent is educated Indian women. While Indian corporations have not yet fully recognized or utilized this talent pool, the growing gender diversity in Indian managerial ranks now offers a pathway for change for Indian women. This article provides a glimpse into the status of women in management in India. Based on in-depth interviews by SHRM with Indian professional men and women and findings from Indian research studies, this article aims to present perspectives that offer an increased awareness of the challenges and opportunities for women in management in India. Both Indian and non-Indian audiences will find this information insightful: Indian women considering career choices and/or aspiring to managerial roles, multinational corporations doing business in India, Indian corporationsseeking a pipeline of talent and those wanting to learn about women managers in the Indian context.
Perspectives on Women in Management In India