📑 Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills

Bookmarked Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills (Harvard Business Review)

Leaders need to take a hard look at what gets in the way of promoting women in their organizations. Clearly, the unconscious bias that women don’t belong in senior level positions plays a big role. It’s imperative that organizations change the way they make hiring and promotion decisions and ensure that eligible women are given serious consideration. Those making those decisions need to pause and ask, “Are we succumbing to unconscious bias? Are we automatically giving the nod to a man when there’s an equally competent woman?” And, as our data on confidence shows, there’s a need for organizations to give more encouragement to women. Leaders can assure them of their competence and encourage them to seek promotions earlier in their careers.

Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman discuss research into women in leadership. What was interesting was the influence of self belief.

This relates to Caroline Criado Perez, author of the book, Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, argument that, women are often absent from the data.

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