Incentives and motivation for women taking leadership roles in collectives

Women’s collective organisations take many forms: SHG’s, “Mahila mandal”, co-operatives for undertaking or supporting economic activity, Nari Sangh for advocating gender justice. While membership entails attendance in periodic meetings and participation in collective activities, leadership role entails much more significant investment of time and energy. This theme presented several insights from the research on incentives and motivations, which drives individuals to take leadership in collectives.