Gender Bias Creates a Double Bind for Women in Leadership

Posted by  Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.

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Welcome to the third installment of this blog series on gender and leadership. In the first two blogs we learned that: 


Are Men or Women Better Leaders? Several Studies Reveal the Facts

Posted by  Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.


In my last blog, 7 Reasons to Hire Women Leaders, I discussed some of the direct and indirect benefits that organizations can experience by having more women leaders. The diversity that women bring to the table in terms of perspective and experience can shape organizational decisions and culture in a positive way. In this blog, I’d like to tackle the idea of individual leadership effectiveness. Is there a gender difference in how men and women lead? And if so, is one gender considered a better leader than another?


7 Reasons to Hire Women Leaders

Posted by  Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.

reasons to hire women leaders.jpgIn 2015, women represented around 47% of the total labor force. Not bad. However, a review of S&P 500 companies shows that women hold 5.2% of CEO positions, are 11% of the top earners in the company, and hold about 21% of board seats (Catalyst, 2016). Other studies, such as Devillard, Sancier-Sultan and Werner (2014), have cited a similar pattern of underrepresentation of women at the top of organizations. There is much to discuss on the topic, which is why this is just the first of a series of blogs on women in leadership. But first, let’s talk about why it is important to have more women in leadership roles. Business sense and academic research work together to identify why women leaders are a positive for your organization.


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