Center for women’s studies at University of Baghdad discusses the concept of leadership and its standards for women and men

Center for women’s studies at University of Baghdad discusses the concept of leadership and its standards for women and men


Center for women’s studies at University of Baghdad held a lecture within its weekly seminars entitled “leadership between women and men” with the participation of a number of researchers at the center for identification of the concept of leadership and how must the leader be for both sexes. Assistant teacher Sinan Salah Rashid gave a review on the characteristics of the leading women according to history, the theories written about leadership and the causes that lead to make wrong decisions. He hinted to some influential female characters during the middle ages where he found no differences between men and women in leadership, assuring that the only difference is in how to develop specifications and standards for a successful leader, as well as the application of leading functions (planning, management, direction, control, motivation, communication, coordination between different units of the institution, making decisions, public relations, financial activity and consultation). The lecturer recommended that the researcher should know the concept of leadership for women and men, its objectives and functions in order to reach at a good decision at the organization. This seminar was administrated by the director of the center assistant Prof. Dr. Siham Mutasher al-Kaabi and it included several interventions and discussions in this regard.