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Female leadership

The benefits of promoting a female style of leadership

Season 1, episode 18
2 min / Published
By Evrard


Avivah Wittenberg-Cox explains that senior level women tend to take a male approach to leadership. Therefore, she encourages us to promote a female style of leadership.

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Female leadership 

with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox 

The first women to get promoted to leadership in many organizations may resemble the male leaders that came before them.  


Female talent may look and behave quite differently from male talent. Organizations may unwittingly promote only those females who resemble male leaders (e.g., who are aggressive and self-promoting). This misses out on other types of female role models and talent. 

We need to seek new types of leaders who can add their skills and styles to complement existing masculine norms. 

Apply this: 

  • What does leadership look like in your company? 
  • How could it better reflect a mix of various leadership styles? 
  • What would help women with balanced personal lives achieve more in your organization? 

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This episode is part of the Discover Advantages in Gender Differences series
How to overcome gender challenges in the workplace
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