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Gendered experiences of leading and managing through COVID-19: patriarchy and precarity

Mavin, Sharon; Yusupova, Marina


Sharon Mavin


The purpose of this paper is to highlight key issues for women managers, leaders and precarious academic women during COVID-19 in organisations and in academy.

This paper shares the authors’ personal experiences during COVID-19 in the UK as a woman Professor and Director of a Business School and a woman Research Associate and link these with existing scholarship to reflect on areas for continued research and action.

This paper underlines how COVID-19 destabilises the progress made towards gender equality.

Practical implications
This paper outlines future avenues for research and practice as a result of experiences of COVID-19.

This paper looks at the gendered implications of COVID-19 for women across organisational hierarchies and highlights commonalities in their experiences and devastating effects of the pandemic.


Mavin, S., & Yusupova, M. (2020). Gendered experiences of leading and managing through COVID-19: patriarchy and precarity. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 35(7/8), 737-744.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 8, 2020
Online Publication Date Oct 21, 2020
Publication Date 2020-12
Deposit Date Jan 2, 2023
Journal Gender in Management: An International Journal
Print ISSN 1754-2413
Electronic ISSN 1754-2413
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 7/8
Pages 737-744
Keywords Gender, neoliberalism, patriarchy, women academics, Covid-19, women leaders and managers
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