Impediments faced by Female Leaders in Kenya in 2006-2016: a transformational leadership theory perspective by Patricia Murugami
Submitted to International School of Management In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctore of Business Administration
This study examines specific impediments that faced women in leadership in Kenya from the period 2006-2016 and how these obstacles influenced their growth in a construct of transformational leadership theory. The research formulated hypotheses on perceptions of women working on teams, leadership, educational achievement, threats from ambitious females, lack of trust, acceptance of criticism and fear of failure. A questionnaire distributed to male and female professionals examined their viewpoints and identified beliefs and attitudes with respect to female professionals in the workplace. A further qualitative study with six members of a committee of experts provided depth to the quantitative findings and unearthed the major drivers of impediments.
Dissertation is available in English for download.