Women in Leadership Today and Societal Roadblocks – Part 6

By Jordan Winberg

The following article is part of a multi-part series of excerpts from the author’s senior thesis. Begin with Part 1.

 

The Glass Ceiling

Furthermore, women seem to hit a “glass ceiling” in their career, presumably due to descriptive and prescriptive gender stereotypes. An impenetrable, invisible barrier, which is, again, thought to be adverse effects of stereotyping, tends to stop women from advancing in male dominated jobs, regardless of competency (Morrison, White, & Van Velsor, 1987).

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Women in Leadership Today and Societal Roadblocks – Part 5

By Jordan Winberg

The following article is part of a multi-part series of excerpts from the author’s senior thesis. Begin with Part 1. 

 

The Impact of Stereotypes

To get a more in depth look at how stereotypes may be effecting women in leadership, it is important to consider the work of Professor Madeline Heilman, Phd. Professor Heilman is a psychologist who has devoted her entire life’s work to investigating how stereotypes can adversely affect how women are evaluated in the workplace. Her first breakthrough was already discussed in the first paragraph of the paper: the lack of fit model.

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Women in Leadership Today and Societal Roadblocks – Part 4

By Jordan Winberg

The following article is part of a multi-part series of excerpts from the author’s senior thesis. Begin with Part 1. 

 

Do Women Lead Worse?

It is now well established that it is possible for social expectations to be harmful to females in leadership in theory. In practice, do women actually lead significantly worse than men? Alice Eagly, PhD, has made significant leaps in the development of the answer to this question.

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