Gender and Leadership: Negotiating the Labyrinth

  • Ronit Kark
  • Alice H. Eagly


There is no topic with more profound implications for gender equality than leadership. Gender equality cannot be attained until women and men share leadership equally. With unfettered access of women to leadership, the policies of organizations and governments would balance the concerns of women and men more equitably. Yet, women and men are not equally represented as leaders in any contemporary nation. Therefore, it is essential that people committed to furthering gender equality understand what enhances the access of women and men to leadership and their ability to perform well in leader roles.


Social Capital Transformational Leadership Gender Stereotype Leadership Style Stereotype Threat 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronit Kark
    • 1
  • Alice H. Eagly
    • 2
  1. 1.Bar-Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael
  2. 2.Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

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