Gender issues in project management: A subtlety

2013 IJRSM – Volume 2 Issue 1


Pacha, Malyadri*
Principal, Government Degree College, Osmania University, India (

Banda, Sumana
Department of Management, JNT University, India (


There are 2 bottlenecks in the drive of literacy towards women empowerment. Classifying women in India into 2 economic categories, the lower socio-economic category is still struggling to establish a higher literacy rate amongst the girl child. In the upper strata, where education equality has been established, the concern is equality in the corporate world. The present paper is an attempt to analyze the impact of growing project management responsibilities on women. Have women in software project management shifted from this technical and marketing fronts to other soft skill departments to combat issues of domestic and corporate imbalance or have they stepped off from the corporate ladder! The paper tries to derive a pattern of both similarity and difference in the managerial competence of male and female managers in the technological domain and analyze the steps to arrive at the androgynous manager model.

Keywords: societal inequity; project management life cycles; crisis management; glass ceiling



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