WOMEN IN MANAGEMENTIntroductionWomen comprise approximately half of the total population of the world but when we have a look at the statistics, the number of women that are actively engaged in any sort of business/management is far less than the number of men. Why do we have this big difference in male female ratio in management and why women are considered as only a resource/supporting cast of men are some questions, whose answer is hidden deep in the past. Condition of women in the pastWhen we jump back into the history we can find out that, women have always been shadowed by men regardless of the country’s state of development. Gender inequality was deeply rooted in the minds of all people. More specifically in the less developed countries, women were considered only as a source of luxury and baby producing machine. Even their own parents usedto discriminate them and deprive them of education. Illiteracy of women in the past acted as a catalyst in the process of oppressing women and as a huge barrier in the prosperity of women. Regardless of their creativity, potential to progress and contribute to the society they were caged behind the four walls of house and forced to do only the household tasks. Marrying, taking care of family, giving birth to babies were the only responsibilities of women and they weren’t given any opportunity to flourish even if they wanted to do so.Even though slavery ended in the world officially, still women were enslaved by their own men and family members. There is a saying that “Behind every successful man there is a hand of a woman” and this somehow implies that women are only like a ladder to help men rise up and nothing more. They weren’t even given credit for the good things that they did and not considered a bona fide and fit candidate to do works like management, business and each and every sector.Disturbing factsAs per the reports, 70% of people under poverty line are women and despite the huge number of women the world, only 1% of the world’s assets/property are in the name of women. This shameful fact shows how backward and shadowed the women are, in the society. Whether the country is developed or underdeveloped, still the workforce is mainly men. In countries like France and Netherlands, only 9% and 20% of total workforce are female respectively.