Women in Business in India


Foreign women seem to have little difficulty being accepted in an Indian organisation. It would appear that the rank of an individual supersedes any notions of gender inequality which may be inherent in Indian society. If a woman has the position of manager, she must be there for a reason and her instructions will be followed just as diligently as those of a male manager.

Although the vast majority of senior managers in India are men, there is a growing cadre of women who are working their way up the corporate ladder and this trend is expected to grow along with the increasing levels of women's education and the influence of western MNCs in the business landscape of the country

It is important that women managers act at all times in a formal manner with male subordinates, as any overt signs of friendship or affection could be misconstrued.


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