My colleagues, Dr. Orthodoxia Kyriacou, Dr. Angathevar Baskaran and myself have been working since last 2 years on a research project investigating the experiences and realities faced by women accountants in India. Gladly, our research paper has been finally accepted by a reputed scholarly refereed journal ‘International Journal of Business Performance Management’ (IJBPM), Inderscience Publications (ISSN online: 1741-5039 ; ISSN print: 1368-4892). More details about this journal can be found here.
Our study offers exploratory insights into this area, against the backdrop of the internationalisation and globalisation of accounting. The study involved 17 women accountants from four major commercial cities in India: Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The results indicate that several practitioners experienced difficulties in certain areas of practice, whereas others reported that they did not experience any barriers to advancement.
What comes to your mind when you think about women accountants? What do you think is the role of accounting profession bodies in your country in empowering women? You may click here to download the full research paper and share your comments in the below box. I look forward to your feedback and comments. Thanks.