Posted by: maddiebogan | January 14, 2019

The Leadership Gap

After reading the Warner and Corley article one of the things that I was thinking about regarding women in leadership is that even in today’s world it is almost as if not a lot has changed about the leadership gap between men and women. There has been significant progress made in the last 20-30 years because women have the freedom to choose if they want a career and can pursue anything they want but it is as if they just aren’t doing it. Based on some of the statistics from the readings, like women typically outnumber men on college campuses, it is still puzzling that there are not more women in high corporate roles. Is it simply because a lot of women would still just rather have a family and be a stay at home mom, which is completely understandable, or do you think some women feel intimidated in those corporate roles because they have always been dominated by men? What are your thoughts?

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  1. I definitely agree in that women’s progress has definitely changed in the past few decades, but I also think that sexism and doubt from others is still a huge factor in a number of professions, which may cause some women to avoid those fields. I also think that the lack of faith in women’s abilities is still prevalent in older generations that still dominate a large variety of higher leadership positions, in which people believe that women are not as qualified as men to hold any leadership position or certain jobs. But I also agree that it can be nerve-wracking to many women to work in a field that is heavily dominated by men, in that one never knows how others may perceive them and their leadership!


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