The study sought to investigate the leadership experiences of women executives in selected public
sector organisations in Ghana. The study adopted qualitative research methods to gather data from
twenty (20) participants from six (6) public sector organisations. Purposive sampling technique
was used to select twelve (12) women executives in senior management and eight (8) tenured staff
from the same organisations. The study employed a semi-structured interview guide for data
collection. The data gathered from the interview were transcribed and thematic analysis used to
analyse the data accordingly. Results from the study identified formal attributes of leadership in
the organisations such as, accountability, delegation, empowerment, creativity, innovation and
coordination. The leadership styles adopted by women executives included democratic, autocratic,
democratic-autocratic and transformational leadership styles. Some of the barriers that impede
female leadership strategies and decisions are organisational culture, inflexible human behaviour,
bureaucracy, poor coordination among team, poor team work and resistance to change. The
findings revealed that, some men and women subordinates do not comply with the instructions of
women executives. Attributes of leadership for men and women were however, found to differ.
Men’s leadership attributes were listed as domineering, authoritarian, individualistic and
controlling. In contrast women executives were described as motherly, participatory and team
oriented. The findings revealed that women executives use several decision-making and
supervision strategies to help them to be successful. It is recommended that these findings be
documented to serve as case study material for training executives in the public service and to also
serve as new ideas to expand knowledge on leadership style.
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