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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 TEN

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How Do Some Women Find Their Way Through the Labyrinth?

TO BECOME LEADERS, women must navigate through the labyrinth, overcoming barriers and dead ends along the way. Ideally, there would be no labyrinth, and women and men would have the same paths to leadership. But currently, the male path is more direct, and the female one more labyrinthine.

Clearly, women cannot resolve the problems presented by the labyrinth on their own. In chapter 9 we analyze how organizations create some of these barriers and explain how organizations can work to break them down and help women advance. In this chapter we provide advice to women who want to ...

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