Female managers and their characteristics in the Trenčin region, Slovakia

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Gender equality has been a major principle of the European Union since the Treaty of Rome introduced the principle of equal pay for men and women in 1957. Gender equality means the same rights and opportunities for women and men across all sectors of society. The primary objective of the paper is to explore the management style of women, as well as their distinctive characteristics. It is believed that these distinctive features have a major influence upon their career-related behavior. The contribution tries to underscore the fact that women of the 21st century can prove themselves successfully in managerial positions within organizations, even though their career development is still hampered by gender inequality, since the world of management is a male-dominated field. Women in management positions have considerable, yet not fully utilized potential, which could help companies to succeed. In the paper, a questionnaire was used to obtain the relevant data on the management style and characteristics of female managers in the Trenčin region, Slovak Republic. At a later stage, the sepre-research findings will be used to conduct a comparative study in cooperation with the colleagues from the Universidad de Valencia and Universidad Catolica de Valencia San Vicente Martir in the Spanish region of Valencia.

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    • Table 1. Share of employed females on the labor market in the EU vs. share of female managers, 2013 aged (20 to 64 years)
    • Table 2. Gender pay gap in the EU member states in 2013 (in %)
    • Table 3. Positive attributions of women in managerial positions
    • Table 4. Negative attributions of women in managerial positions
    • Table 5. Typical characteristics of male and female managers according to Morgan
    • Table 6. Task assignment by male and female managers