Abstract This article review discusses success in women leadership. Although there a variety of definition on success, this study defined success as ownership of items like money and possessing power, psychological parameters that enhance success and ability of a person to gain success with no strain. The success of women is depended on many factors. In reference to women and leadership there is visible under representation of women in leadership within the educational institutions. This arises from social cultural orientation of the society that has socialized the women and men based on their gender roles.
As women struggle to succeed and be included in different faculties in the education system, women face a hurting moment mainly triggered by socio-cultural setting. Nevertheless, different articles did agree that women can be a source of change in places of work if they strived to overcome socio-cultural barriers. Leadership value of women is as important as that of men and therefore, gender based leadership is on the extinct. Despite this fact, women are more likely than men to be involved in sexual harassment episodes in the workplace.
Lack of position satisfaction for both, professional and managerial women were found to be the main reason and women were less committed to the organizations despite of high job workload. Therefore, a better understanding of interactions of social and institutional that affects the process of a career building act as a prerequisite of preparation of leadership for women that subsequently lead to successful entry in educational leadership that can be realized at local and at global level. Introduction There are varied definitions of success. The common definition of success is based on two metrics of ownership of desirable items such as money and possessing power.
In shift from success being dependent on money and power, Huffington (2014) defined success by adding a third metric that is beyond power and money. He defined success in terms of well being, wisdom, giving and wonder which she noted that the four pillars are great component in taking care of psychological life and ensuring true success. Chopra (1994) defined success as an expansion of happiness and realization of goals in a progressive manner; it entails the ability for an individual to fulfil desires with no strain.
This paper focuses on success among women. It will review various articles that relate to women and leadership, factors that promote or hinder satisfaction in the leadership or work roles. History In the history of women and success, this paper gives a brief history of two women whose story can be related to success, Queen Elizabeth II and Malala. Queen Elizabeth was crowned to head the United Kingdom (UK) at age of 25 after the death of her father, George IV in 1952.
Born in 1926, Queen Elizabeth joined the Women’s Royal Auxiliary Territorial Service; she served as a driver and mechanic. Before her 21st birthdays she declared to devote her service to the imperial family. Since being crowned the Queen of UK in 1956, she has placed emphasis on unified world. Notably, the queen has placed great emphasis on uniting commonwealth which was considered a difficult job in the post war period. She has since been acclaimed as a unifying figure at commonwealth meetings.
In addition, she has spoken of the importance of Nations working together (Tejvan, 2013).