The Glass Ceiling: Leadership Barriers for Women

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Elaine, US

The Glass Ceiling: Leadership Barriers for Women

According to a study by catalyst.org, gender stereotyping is one of the key barriers to women's advancement in corporate leadership. It leaves women with limited, conflicting, and often unfavorable options no matter how they choose to lead.
A 2006 Catalyst Census showed that, even though women make up over 50% of the management, professional, and related occupations, only 15.6% of Fortune 500 corporate officers and 14.6% of Fortune 500 board directors are women.
They are either considered too soft or too tough, they face higher standards than male leaders and are rewarded with less, and when women exhibit traditionally valued leadership behaviors such as assertiveness, they tend to be seen as competent but not personable or well-liked.
Those who do adopt a more stereotypically feminine style are liked, but are not seen as having valued leadership skills.

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