The idea that women can be a powerful economic force needs to be universally accepted. Educated women have a better command over their lives and possess the capability to manage any situation. They get social recognition, which empowers them to achieve better social status and autonomy. Women face many impediments, and these hinder them from attaining higher work status. The observations till date show the numerous barriers women face in personal life, in academia, in the workplace, and in society.

The present study explores the personal, societal, and workplace challenges faced by working women in upgrading themselves through higher education. When women decide to take up higher education, they have to compromise some of their responsibilities, which lead to conflicts within the family. This current paper explores the success rate of working women in higher education despite the hurdles faced by them. Based on the objective, appropriate research methodology is adopted, and statistical tools are considered with graphical presentations.

Author Biography

Dr. Reenu Mohan is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Commerce at Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore. She has more than 5 years of experience into teaching commerce, management and hospitality subjects. She has published 10 articles in reputed international journals. She has presented papers in national and international conferences. Her interest areas for research are competency mapping, artificial intelligence, consumer behaviour and knowledge management. She can be contacted at reenu@kristujayanti.com.

Dr. C. Nagadeepa is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Commerce, Kristu Jayanti College. She has more than 20 years of experience in teaching in accounts, Income Tax and marketing subjects. She has published 25 articles in National and International Journals. She has participated and presented papers at National and International Conferences also. She is interested in research related to e-commerce, marketing and accounts. She is guiding students in the field of Human Resource Management, Marketing, Finance and Accounts.