Study on the Challenges faced by Women Working Educational Managers

  • Naila Irum PhD Scholar, Department of Education, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Misbah Shafait Abbasi MPhil Scholar, Department of Education, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Humaira Abbasi PhD Scholar, Department of Education, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad, Pakistan
Keywords: Challenges, Educational, Manager, Women, Leadership


The education sector in Pakistan is facing various challenges, one of which is the under-representation of women in positions of educational management. Underrepresentation of women in positions of educational leadership has been all around as perceived in the writing of the United States and Europe (Lopez, 2008) just as in Asian settings (Shamsodin, Saeed & Shahla, 2012). This socio-culturalcation level. Further settings his study also explored the internal and external barriers faced by women within their cultures and environments. The objectives of the study were to: examine the role of gender in shaping female perception for pursuing educational management position, explore the nature of household responsibilities being performed by women working in educational management, identify the influence of work environment on the performance of female managers, inspect the influence of socioeconomic background and socio cultural beliefs to women pursuing educational management related posts. This study utilized a mixed method approach. All the females on managerial position in Islamabad (International Islamic University Islamabad) and Rawalpindi (Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi) was identified as population /sample size and universal sampling technique was used. In this study, the researcher administered self-developed questionnaire and semi structured interview guide for collecting data from the participants. Researcher personally visited all the selected universities for data collection. Frequency and percentages was used to analyse the data collected from the questionnaire. Qualitative data were analysed through thematic analysis. It is concluded that need-based regular training program for improvement of women leadership.