Many times in GD i have seen that in this topic, people cite examples of chanda kochar, sonia gandhi etc.Any woman who is CEO is named to start the topic.but thats not the right away because if you can give 50 names of ladies being some bosses or proven manager, someone in the GD might name a million men who have been the better proven managers.
SO to approach this topic, it should be said that it doesnt matter that whether a person is man or a woman what matters is the skill level. and we can agree that some skills are inherent in woman as its their nature to be more structured.
In the topic this point can be brought out. but again it can be countered with the face that if men given chance to manage home they might also learn it well.
So its a topic which should handled intelligently.
but the conclusion should be irrespective of gender.
@Sweetshruthi n Tarunkool : As a manager please be sensitive to Gender issues.
A good Manager is free from any Gender , Caste ,creed or religion issues...............Social transformation of business and MBAs is important .....else it will get reflect in your work...........like most of the advertisement use Feminism to sell their products..even though its irrelevant and which also shows a picture of male dominant prevalent around the world.....
first of all coining a term like "Women Managers" is wrong in itself.
Manager is just anyone who takes well informed decisions and is able to manage the resources and networks. Any manager not able to do so is a liability, whether a man or a woman.
I agree with you snigdha.
There is nothing wrong with the term as such woman manager until its not derogatory.
but discrimination is serious no no.
and i cant understand what has asset and liability to do with a woman manager.
obviously any manager is an asset to a company so would be a woman who is a manager.
but it has been proven that having a woman boss changes the perception of male subordinates. Many men dont like female bosses.thanks to our male dominated society.This is an additional factor or challenge that comes with being a woman manger.She needs to handle the team very well.
@vidya_mba : what you are saying is right. Society specially Indian society has been male dominated for centuries. Another point that comes to light is that it is a general perception that women are more organised in what they do and being organised is an important trait required to become a good manager.