Gendered Leadership

  • Ann M. Brewer


At this time in history, it is still noteworthy when a woman is appointed a leader, since they remain outnumbered by men in equivalent positions. To what extent does high impact leadership have to do with gender? Or race for that matter as in the case of Barack Obama, the President of the United States? In his case, it impedes him for championing the cause of blacks over whites. The Australian Prime Minister has made gender an issue and although received international acclaim in 2011 this has not been sustained. By Obama achieving the status of President means that he has bridged that chasm for marginal groups at least in principle. Can the same be said in the case of a woman president or prime minister? Who is included and excluded in top governance and management circles is a source of continuous speculation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann M. Brewer
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  1. 1.Vice Chancellor’s UnitThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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