Education and training as Successful strategies employed by women to accede to leadership positions in the public sector in kenya

Esther Thaara Muoria, Dr. Hazel Gachoka Gachunga, Dr. Anthony W. Waititu

Abstract


The purpose of this research is to examine the successful strategies adopted by women to accede to leadership in the public sector in Kenya. The sector is the policy making and implementation nucleus of the country. Women in Kenya, though making significant entries into the public service, are still grossly underrepresented in senior management and public decision-making positions (Suda, 2002). It is pertinent that all players who contribute to the wellbeing of society are brought on board through strategies such as education that may be employed to ensure distributive inclusion. Several studies have been carried out on the factors that hinder women from acceding to the leadership and decision making levels. However few studies have investigated strategies that women may employ to accede to the pertinent positions of policy making. This study adopted exploratory research design while the population is the non elected women leaders in the public sector in Kenya. Samples were drawn using stratified random sampling across the public sector. Questionnaires were employed to collect data. The data obtained was analyzed quantitatively. A simple linear regression model was used to model the data and corresponding analysis carried out. The study principally concluded that

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Successful Strategies; Education;Women;Leadership; Public Sector; Kenya

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/ijbsr.v2i4.169

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