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Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders by Linda L. Carli, Alice H. Eagly

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CHAPTER FIVE

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Is Discrimination Still a Problem?

DISCRIMINATION should be a thing of the past in the United States, given the general support for equal opportunity. But this support may falter when it comes to equal access by women to power and authority. Discrimination occurs if women receive fewer leadership opportunities than men even with equivalent qualifications. Such discrimination is entirely plausible, given the research we present in chapter 2 showing that women remain underrepresented in leadership, and in chapter 3 showing that this under-representation is not a result of sex differences in personality or abilities.

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