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Gendered Experiences of Leading and Managing through COVID-19: Patriarchy and Precarity

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Sharon MavinORCiD, Dr Marina YusupovaORCiD



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).


Purpose The purpose of this Thought Piece is to highlight key issues for women managers, leaders and precarious academic women during COVID-19 in organisations and in the academy. Design/methodology/approach We share our 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. Findings This paper underlines how COVID-19 destabilises the progress made towards gender equality. Originality The Thought Piece looks at the gendered implications of COVID-19 for women across organisational hierarchies, highlights commonalities in their experiences and devastating effects of the pandemic.

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Author(s): Mavin S, Yusupova M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Gender in Management: an International Journal

Year: 2020

Volume: 35

Issue: 7/8

Pages: 737-744

Print publication date: 15/12/2020

Online publication date: 21/10/2020

Acceptance date: 08/09/2020

Date deposited: 06/11/2020

ISSN (print): 1754-2413

ISSN (electronic): 1754-2421

Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited


DOI: 10.1108/GM-09-2020-0274


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