This article appeared on Innovate Magazine, a Train 2 Gain Group Publication, Issue date 28th August 2015, No. 4.
“THE MAURITIAN CONDITION at the dawn of the 21st century has come up a growing concern of research on gender and leadership. The issue of women as leaders is a “hot button” issue with waves of evidences intimately considering the facts that women may have certain advantages in leadership, particularly in today’s workplace that demands that leaders have strong emotional and social skills amidst. So what can be the bottom line as such?
Let us have a quick glance at the Mauritian history, which ought be bunk, it’s to say live in the present, not the past if we have to bring remedial strategies by bridging women leaders. It’s like, throughout the Mauritian history we witness the male-oriented pioneers, because our society has been male-dominated for ages, male-managed. This is the whole psychology of why we have few women leaders who have been able to come in the limelight to make bright impacts.
The question arises, would things be different if there were more women leaders in Mauritius?