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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.

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Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed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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