Woman and Leadership Term Paper by Nicky

Woman and Leadership
A look at issues women face as they pursue leadership positions in the workplace.
# 148692 | 1,691 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 29, 2011 in Labor Studies (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)

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This paper examines the challenges women face as they ascend the professional ladder, particularly in light of their roles as mothers. The paper further questions whether women who have cracked the glass ceiling and are in leadership positions professionally experience satisfaction if it has been at the expense of their home lives. A literature review cites various articles written on this topic. Additionally, the paper notes an increasing trend for women who are leaders professionally to leave their positions due to domestic responsibilities. The paper concludes by stating that women still seem to have to choose either one path or the other.


Context of the Problem
Statement of the Problem
Significance of the Research
Literature Review

From the Paper:

"As women are confronted with having to contend with societal and cultural forces for her to advance professionally, there is an underlying competition that is created by this struggle for recognition as a leader in her own right. And as the woman straddles the realm of the professional and that of the home, she confronted with the difficult choice of either choosing one over the other or having the best of both worlds and striking a difficult balance between the two worlds. Where does this leave a woman's social and psychological well-being?"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Axelrod, Ruth. (2008). Women's Leadership Learning: Using Psychosocial Development Theory to Inform Practice. A PowerPoint Presentation.
  • Catalyst. (2007). The Double-Bind Dilemma for Women in Leadership: Damned if You Do, Doomed if You Don't. New York: Catalyst.
  • Catalyst. (2006). 2005 Catalyst Census of Women Corporate Officers and Top Earners of Fortune 500. New York: Catalyst.
  • International Labour Organization. (2004). Breaking through the Glass Ceiling. Women in Management. Geneva: International Labour Organizational.
  • Jamieson, K. H. (1995). Beyond the Double Bind: Women and Leadership. Oxford University Press.

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