Women in Leadership Between Religious and Cultural Concepts

Author: Ali Saleh


The study aims to investigate women in leadership between religious and cultural concepts. The study approached the literature as a multi-dimensional phenomenon which addressed both theoretical and applied research. The significance of this recent study is the first which dealt with this theme. This is because Palestine in the latest period has started to step clearly to support and enhance the women's role in the Palestinian's society, in the establishment process of the modern state, especially after the Palestinian's women has placed an important position, in the parliament, ministerial and local councils seats as well as a lot of progressive centers in the Palestinian community. The findings revealed that Palestinian women are still subject to many forms of obstacles that has negatively affected their leadership role in a society of patriarchal patterns of kinship, legalized inequality, social subordination, and ingrained male dominance. Also, this is in addition to the high fertility rate among Palestinian women which increased their family responsibilities.


Keywords: Leadership, women, patriarchal society, religious, kinship, culture.  


Ali Saleh, PhD. Business Administration, Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental Sciences, Faculty of Business & Economics, Al-Quds University, Main Campus, Jerusalem- Abu Dies, Palestine. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

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