The Millenium Development Goals (MDG) set by the United Nations for every member country of the United Nations were to be completed by the year 2015. The Goal 3 of the MDG asked for the gender parity in which India had achieved around 22% growth in share of women’s employment in the non-agricultural segment. The target was not met, but was near to achieve. In 2015, the United Nations set the new goals under Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in which Goal 5 asks for Gender Equality and Empowerment of all women and girls.
In the Goal 5 of SDG, one of the aims that need to be completed is to ensure full and active participation of women and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in economic, public life and political matters. The aim can only be completed when there would be an equal percentage of participation of women in the educational courses. The education is the most powerful weapon that opens the way to achieve the economic strength and enables the women to lead an independent life free from any abuse or discrimination.
Management Courses for women:
For women to make an equal representation at the major decision making positions, they need to be competent enough to hold the position. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had imposed a quota of at least one female among the board of directors in every listed firm. But the order was not complied by many companies. The women need to prove their capability to hold such positions so that their acceptability in the organisation at higher levels cannot be countered. It is indispensable for the women leaders to get properly groomed as per the required conditions to hold the top notch positions in a corporate. Many MBA colleges in India can provide the best exposure to women to sharpen their skills. Apart from the elite management colleges in India like Indian Institutes of Management, there are also some women centric colleges that offer management courses to the women like.
- Adithe Satyanarayana PG College, Amlapuram
- Anna University Chennai
- Aradhana PG College for MBA of Women
- Arcot Sri Mahalakshmi Women College
- ASN Women’s College
- Avinashilingam University for Women
- Bharat PG College for Women
- Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management
- GRG School of Management Studies for Women
The list of institutions that offers the MBA degree to women goes on.
Empowerment through Entrepreneurship:
Entrepreneurship is an important field in which women need to excel. There are some institutions like Indian Institute of Management Bangalore that offer Management Programmes for Women Entrepreneurs (MPWE) that enables the women entrepreneurs with the existing businesses to grow them further.
There is an increasing trend of women in the management courses. Slowly women are picking up interest and showing the willingness to get better skilled. But still more needs to be done in this field so that the corporates can realise the potential of the women to lead the organization well. By taking the MBA courses, women can potentialize their talent to achieve the greater heights.