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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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PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The intellectual journey that resulted in Through the Labyrinth began years before we envisioned writing a book, when both of us initiated research on how gender affects leadership and social influence. It was the 1980s, when such topics were entirely new territory in our field of social psychology. Leadership had been largely neglected by the feminist scholars who began research on gender in the 1970s. Many of these researchers viewed leadership as something men do and therefore not a prime topic for the new research on women. For us, however, the lack of women in positions of power and authority demanded an explanation. Leadership, we were certain, is an essential topic for scholars of gender. Today many scholars ...

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