Title: Women's leadership success factors in the Baltic states

Authors: Jurgita Raudeliūnienė; Vida Davidavičienė; Ieva Meidutė-Kavaliauskienė; Viktorija Radeckytė

Addresses: Business Technologies and Entrepreneurship Department, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania ' Business Technologies and Entrepreneurship Department, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania ' Business Technologies and Entrepreneurship Department, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania ' Business Technologies and Entrepreneurship Department, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania

Abstract: Women make up almost 50% of all workforce in the European Union, but their average hourly rate is 16.3% lower than men's. In 2016, only in 21 companies out of 500 women held executive positions. In entrepreneurship statistics based on the founder's gender, women make up only 34.4% of independently working employees and 30% of business founders. More women than men possess higher education, but only a small part of women hold executive positions or make a decision to establish own business. This study seeks complexly to evaluate crucial factors of women's leadership success in e-business in the Baltic states. To achieve the purpose of this study, analysis of scientific literature, expert evaluation and multiple criteria assessment were applied. During the study, it was determined that passion for work, professional knowledge, ability to motivate team, communication, and support have most impact on successful women's leadership.

Keywords: women's leadership; leadership success factors; e-business; the Baltic states.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2021.113380

International Journal of Learning and Change, 2021 Vol.13 No.2, pp.171 - 189

Received: 06 Jun 2019
Accepted: 18 Nov 2019

Published online: 05 Jan 2021 *

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