A blueprint to build women chief executive officers globally

  • M.S. Rao
  • Thunderbird International Business Review, May 2018, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/tie.21990

The purpose of this research paper is to offer a blueprint to build women CEOs globally.

What is it about?

It draws a blueprint for global organizations to build women CEOs. It illustrates with inspiring examples of women leaders including Melinda Gates, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Indra Nooyi, Ursula Burns, Meg Whitman, and Sheryl Sandberg.

Why is it important?

It calls upon men to empathize with women and extend their hands with a big heart to groom them as CEOs. It concludes that women leaders must express their ambition in the early stage of their careers and work hard consistently and relentlessly with a focus and vision to excel as CEOs globally.


Professor M. S. Rao
MSR Leadership Consultants India

It differentiates between women and men leaders. It emphasizes that women can make better leaders than men. It outlines essential qualities for women CEOs. It enlightens that society cannot grow when one sex is denied with opportunities. It implores women to seize the opportunities to break the glass ceiling to excel as CEOs. It advocates gender equality globally.

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