Gender & Leadership

Culture strongly shapes perceptions and beliefs about the role of gender in leadership. In particular, the role of women in leadershi[p positions has changed a great deal in recent years, but the "glass ceiling" continued to be a reality for many women, especially in some cultures. Although advances have been made, there are many challenges and barriers to deal with. In this section we will examine whether genders are really different in leadership style and effectiveness, and if so, how are they different. For example, well-conducted research by Catalyst has shown that women executives in the top 25% of leadership positions deliver 35% higher ROI and  34% total sharehold returns; and balanced gender teams (50/50 men and women) are more innovative, What else should we understand about gender to make better organizations?

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