What are the differences between women and men in leadership | Business 311 | Liberty University
1. Women tend to be more sensitive, collaborate better and create a sense of community in the workplace, while men are generally seen as being more logically oriented and decisive.
2. Women are often seen as less assertive than men in their leadership style and may focus on building consensus rather than finding solutions directly or unilaterally.
3. Men usually have access to more resources for decision-making, including greater visibility with investors due to past successes in the corporate world; women tend not to have this advantage.
4. The “glass ceiling” still exists in many industries, making it difficult for women to break through into higher levels of executive roles and management positions without encountering discrimination.
5. Studies have shown that when selecting potential candidates for leadership positions, female job seekers are typically judged on experience and qualifications, while male applicants are often given preferential treatment based solely on perceived talent or industry status despite having similar credentials to those of a female applicant — if not lesser qualifications.