Leadership

Author: Lisa P. Gaynier

Women Helping Women

By Lisa P. Gaynier
August 29, 2016 Category: General

By: Lisa P. Gaynier In a succession of careers, as a business owner, as a consultant to Fortune 100 companies, and in my current role as the director of a Masters program in culturally competent leadership, the theme of womens workplace issues, women in leadership and women in power has been a potent one. Sorting out what works and whats real in the cacophony of voices is often difficult and is one reason why I stepped into an academic role after a career spent mostly in business. One thing on which the academic research is clear: societys notions of leadership tend to be male-centric and women adhere to these notions too. While many of us notice the double-standard used in characterizing women leaders, we may also be perpetuating those double standards ourselves in our judgments of women candidates for jobs, for promotions, etc. in our respective organizations. Another thing that I noticed is that women have organized around or within the silos of their organizations. Again, mirroring

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