Building leadership capacity in women: an NGO in India’s initiative towards women members of SHGs

Venise Bryan, Salvatore Mendaglio

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Abstract

Many NGOs in India strive to empower women to lead through various programmes, but their effectiveness in the participants’ lives is not known. This article reports on a descriptive cross-sectional study that used authentic leadership theory to explore an NGO’s self-help group programme’s ability to empower women by building their leadership capacity and self-efficacy to lead. Participants reported an increased capacity and self-efficacy to lead in their daily lives. Women who were in the programme for a longer period reported greater self-efficacy to lead, as compared to those who recently joined, showing the significance of women’s empowerment programmes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-849
Number of pages11
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct. 2020

Keywords

  • Aid–capacity development
  • Civil society–NGOs
  • South Asia
  • self help groups (SHGs)
  • women empowerment and authentic leadership

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