THE IMPACT OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ON LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS: THE CASE OF UNDP IN LEBANON

  • Farah Jabbouri Beirut Arab University, Beirut
Keywords: UNDP; leadership effectiveness; women empowerment; men empowerment; gender equality

Abstract

This research intends to study the influence of female empowerment on leadership effectiveness in the UNDP Lebanon. It was once believed that men were the only ones that could fill positions of power and leadership. Even nowadays, women still face great difficulties while obtaining the positions of power in their career and suffer from inequality at work. This study will be looking at the impact of women empowerment and its influence on fulfilling work outcomes and meeting organizational objectives as well as proving that gender equality is the basis of empowerment. The research utilizes mixed methods for conducting interviews and sending online anonymous questionnaires. The results of the interviews show that the UNDP strongly encourages female applicants to apply to power and leadership positions. Upon conducting the study, the distribution of jobs among men and women at the UNDP was shown to be equitable. 52% of the employees are female and 48% are male. Furthermore, the findings show that 50% of the employees that filled the questionnaire have female managers. The online questionnaire shows that the staff are satisfied with the empowerment initiatives at the UNDP and that both men and women are empowered equally.

Author Biography

Farah Jabbouri, Beirut Arab University, Beirut

Doctor in Business Administration from Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Deputy director of financial affairs and active researcher in Union of Arab Banks.

Research interests : human resources, banking and finance, and management.

Published
2021-03-31
How to Cite
Jabbouri, F. (2021). THE IMPACT OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ON LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS: THE CASE OF UNDP IN LEBANON. The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (2(27), 58-69. https://doi.org/10.35678/2539-5645.2(27).2021.58-69