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Lecture 14

01:713:202 Lecture 14: Chapter 14 - Women in Leadership


Department
Organizational Leadership
Course Code
01:713:202
Professor
Dr.Michelle Jefferson
Lecture
14

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Chapter 14 - Women in Leadership
A. Is America Ready?
More than 20 countries have been led by women presidents/prime ministers
Pakistan, Great Britain, India, Brazil, Norway, Jamaica, Liberia, etc.
USA ranks 78th in the world in women elected to national office (i.e Congress)
But 86% of Americans said they would vote for a woman president (2013 poll)
Statistics (don’t add up)
50.8% managerial/professional positions
46.9% USA labor force
57.5% bachelor’s degrees
BUT
4.8% CEO in Fortune 500
24 out of 500
3 Supreme Court
3 US Secretary of State
19% House of Representatives
20% Senate
B. Feminine vs. Masculine Leadership Behaviors
Feminine
Transformational
Supportive
Participative
Relationship oriented
Communicative
Balance/harmony
Empowerment
Collaborative
Masculine
Transactional
Directive
Achievement oriented
Task oriented
Broad vision
According to research, women are better leaders because they are androgynous.
Androgynous - Combination of both feminine and masculine characteristics
C. Caliper Study on Why Women are Better Leaders (2014)
More persuasive
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