Women play an important role in the economic development of a country. She encounters many challenges in managing her family and career. Women have to work under great constraints. The recent phenomena is that upcoming of middle class women as working, but the society has mostly remained a traditional one, leading to the women facing many problems. So, an attempt has been made to find out the various hardships encountered by women and examine the relationship between the personal characteristics and their perception on factors contributing to difficulties as well as to find out the least severe problem. Even today, there is sexual discrimination which impacts the life of working women to a large extent. The legislative measures and the organization mechanism already in place are either inadequate or not enforced effectively. Women need to empower themselves to face the problems.
Keywords : working women, hardship.