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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 SEVEN

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Do People Resist Women’s Leadership?

GENDER is the first thing we notice about people, and it automatically evokes gender stereotypes, as discussed in chapter 6. These stereotypes and the prejudice they induce contribute to the workplace discrimination that we document in chapter 5. In this chapter, we explore how people’s stereotypes about women and leaders create resistance to women’s leadership by placing competing demands on women. On one hand, female leaders are expected to fulfill the female gender role by being warm and selfless, and, on the other hand, they are also expected to fulfill the leadership role by displaying assertiveness ...

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