by Caroline | Dec 9, 2015 | double bind, double bind, feminine leadership strengths, Gender Balance, Gender diversity, gender diversity in leadership, gendered definitions of leadership, images of leadership, unconscous mind-sets, women in leadership, women masculine style |
Unconscious gender bias doesn’t’ appear exclusively in the corporate world. As illustrated by a true story a friend recently told me, it resides in small business, too. Our unconscious (and gendered) images of leadership are everywhere. In a family business, a woman who had worked for years was passed over when the founder retired — by a much less experienced, but male, relative. How can we broaden our “pictures” of leadership?
by Caroline | Jun 18, 2015 | bottom line value of gender diversity, Business Results, double bind, gender diversity bottom line, obstacles to gender diversity, unconcscious bias, unconscious mind sets, women in leadership |
I am out to expose and eradicate anything that gets in the way of women being able to reach their potential. One thing that gets in the way is “mind-sets” — often unconscious ways we think as a result of our early-life experiences. Images from the 1950’s capture ways people discounted the value of women. That thinking that may still influence the experiences of women – and give rise to obstacles like the double bind and gendered definitions of leadership.