Gendered experiences of leading and managing through COVID-19:patriarchy and precarity

Mavin, Sharon and Yusupova, Marina (2020) Gendered experiences of leading and managing through COVID-19:patriarchy and precarity. Gender in Management, 35 (7/8). pp. 737-744. ISSN 1754-2413

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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to highlight key issues for women managers, leaders and precarious academic women during COVID-19 in organisations and in academy. Design/methodology/approach This paper shares the authors’ personal experiences during COVID-19 in the UK as a woman Professor and Director of a Business School and a woman Research Associate and link these with existing scholarship to reflect on areas for continued research and action. Findings This paper underlines how COVID-19 destabilises the progress made towards gender equality. Practical implications This paper outlines future avenues for research and practice as a result of experiences of COVID-19. Originality/value This paper looks at the gendered implications of COVID-19 for women across organisational hierarchies and highlights commonalities in their experiences and devastating effects of the pandemic.

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