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Table 2 Themes and categories

From: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of female health leaders in three regional states of Ethiopia: a phenomenological study



1. Individual behavior

1.1. Being visionary

1.2. Empathy and honesty

1.3. Wise use of resources

1.4. Leadership experience

2. Social support

2.1. Family support

2.2. Peer support

3. Organizational support

3.1. Affirmative actions

3.2. Training and mentoring

3.3. Succession planning

3.4. Recognition

3.5. Development partners’ support

4. Gender stereotype (cultural norms/ societal factors)

4.1. Status quos and norms

4.2. Self-image

  1. The table depicts the identified themes and categories from qualitative data analysis