Group, students decry barriers to female leadership, proffer solutions

Several factors, including societal norms and values, sexual harassments, gender discriminations, religious beliefs, threats and ethnicity were some of the challenges female students in executive positions in their various schools listed as drawbacks to attaining leadership and participating in governance process.

Speakers at an interactive session held by HEIR Women Hub with some executives of National Female Students Association of Nigeria (NFSAN), also identified low self-esteem suffered by many women, limited support from the women folk, dearth of female role models in leadership and failure of women in leadership positions to recommend other women for similar positions as part of the challenges.

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