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ERIC Number: ED452614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Women and the Leadership Paradigm: Bridging the Gender Gap.
Growe, Roslin; Montgomery, Paula
The under-representation of qualified women in leadership positions has created a gender gap that exists not only in education but in many areas of the workplace. Society has determined that only males make good leaders; therefore it continues to deny easy access for women seeking leadership roles because they do not fit the norm. Women who seek leadership positions face barriers and many times give up because they become overwhelmed in dealing with obvious barriers. To obtain leadership positions women can use some career-enhancing techniques that include availing themselves to mentors, utilizing sponsors, role models, and networking. Women in leadership positions or those seeking them need to acquire the following skills to survive in the workplace: (1) take time to plan for a successful career path; (2) recognize the fact that competition does exist; (3) keep going and develop confidence; (4) possess courage and determination to battle the male-dominated establishment; (5) learn to delegate effectively; (6) meet deadlines; and (7) develop and exercise the managerial role. Women can no longer remain on the sidelines hoping for recognition for a job well done. Women must be adamant in spreading the word, sharing the research, and expecting to be treated equitably. (Contains 38 references.) (MLF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A