WPLA’s 2013 Researchers Announced

Women’s Pathways to Leadership in Asia recently launched a Call for Proposals to encourage students pursuing advanced degrees to participate in an upcoming research project by the Rockefeller Foundation.

The selected students include:

Meera Jethal,  Master of Public Administration Candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 

Edwina Frisdiantiny, Master of Public Policy Candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 

Hendri Yulius, Master of Public Policy Candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Phuong Thao Nguyen, Master of Public Policy Candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 

The selected researchers will participate in the a follow up publication to the Rising to the Top?  A Report on Women’s Leadership in Asia. While the first publication “Rising to the Top?” examined a range of available data on women’s leadership in the Asia-Pacific region, identified factors that helped or hindered women in their pathways to leadership, and specified some policy recommendations, the upcoming research will focus exclusively on the non-profit sector in Southeast Asia.

Currently, most of the current literature on the difference female leaders have made address the corporate or for-profit sector (highlighting, for example, correlations between more women senior managers and higher profitability, better governance, and improved risk-taking).  Thus, there is a gap to be addressed in research on women’s impact in the non-profit sector. With this goal in mind, these researchers will interview current leaders in the non-profit sector in the Asia Pacific region.

Their findings will be used to  generate stories and to generalize from these stories what difference women leaders have made and how. These will serve as a source of information to further the research agenda of women’s advancement in the non-profit sector.

Women’s Pathways to Leadership in Asia congratulates the selected scholars!