Examining the Effect of Ghanaian Women in Leadership Positions
Regina Okyere-Dankwa1, Smile Gavua Dzisi2, Seth Okyere-Dankwa3
1Regina Okyere-Dankwa, Lecturer, Koforidua Polytechnic, Ghana.
2Smile Gavua Dzisi, Rector, Koforidua Polytechnic, Ghana.
3Seth Okyere-Dankwa, Lecturer, Koforidua Polytechnic, Ghana.
Manuscript received on November 07, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on November 25, 2015. | Manuscript published on December 15, 2015. | PP: 8-13 | Volume-2 Issue-1, December 2015. | Retrieval Number: A0091122115
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Abstract: Ghanaian women have increased their presence in management positions. However, there is still a gender gap. This research has considered as main referent the studies of 9 countries in Latin America, France and United States of America about aspirations, barriers, challenges, family-work balance and other aspects of women in managerial positions. The researcher adopted descriptive survey with quantitative approach. The sample is composed of 120 women. Most of the participants identified reaching a balance between work, personal life and family as their principal challenge as in Latin America. Some of Ghanaian women also admitted they have encountered difficulties in their careers, including: wage discrimination, gender discrimination, and schedule inflexibility. The result presents other similarities and differences when comparing results with those in Latin America. Both women from Latin America and Ghana have challenge of reaching a balance between work, personal life and family. Consequently, Ghanaian women are more incline to managerial positions because they tend to have fewer children than their counterparts in Latin America.
Keywords: Management, women, leadership, gender.