Women in top positions – what can we learn from them?

Women in top positions – what can we learn from them?

The international press has been discussing the resignation and firing of Jill Abramson, the first woman executive editor of The New York Times. Interestingly, Editor-in-chief of the French title Le Monde, Natalie Nougayrède, also stepped down. Now while the details of both of these events are being discussed, a few points have been openly highlighted in the media. Two questions have emerged: is is harder for women to climb to top positions? And is it harder for them to keep their positions given the power struggles that they face?

Meera Vijayann is a writer and blogger who focuses on gender rights and social issues in India. Her writing has been published by The Guardian, CNN, Open Democracy and Forbes among other publications.

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