"A Study on the Representation of Women on Corporate Boards in India Vis-à-vis the Global Scenario"
Women in India have had to face several more obstacles than their global counterparts while pursuing their professional and personal dreams. Women all over have battled various evils like gender inequality, male dominance, etc. But in India, women have had it even tougher. They had to fight their way through social evils like Sati, female infanticide, female feticide, dowry to name a few in addition to the above-mentioned issues. But with changing times, more awareness, increased education and globalization, women have worked their way through these obstacles to carve a niche for themselves in various spheres of life. India has come a huge way forward, women are still facing hurdles in various areas. Triple talaq, female feticide, rapes, trafficking etc. do exist. However, despite all odds, women are achieving greater heights in various spheres be it politics, sports, education or corporate. However, they do have to face various hurdles, discrimination and gender inequality. This paper attempts to study the existence of gender equity in the Management sector by studying the female representation on corporate boards with Reference to the Fortune 500 companies and comparing the scenario in India with the global scenario.