Women As Leaders: Negotiating the Labyrinth

On November 22nd, 2011 Prof. Alice Eagly (Northwestern University) will give a lecture on the topic "Women As Leaders: Negotiating the Labyrinth". The lecture is open to the public. Space is limited, so please register ahead of time.

Past event — 22 November 2011

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Prof. Alice Eagly


Northwestern University


In many nations, women have gained considerable access to leadership roles and are increasingly praised for having excellent skills for leadership. In fact, women, somewhat more than men, manifest leadership styles associated with effective performance as a leader. In addition, cultural stereotypes of leaders and managers have become less masculine in recent decades. Nevertheless, more people prefer male than female bosses, and research has demonstrated that women can still face impediments to attaining leadership roles and barriers to success as occupants of these roles. This mix of women’s apparent advantages and disadvantages reflects progress toward gender equality as well as the lack of attainment of this goal.


Alice Eagly is Professor of Psychology, James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Management & Organizations, and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research, all at Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has held faculty positions at Michigan State University, University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and Purdue University. In the fall of 2011 she is the Metro Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.
Her research interests include the study of leadership, gender, attitudes, prejudice, and stereotyping. She is the author of several books and numerous journal articles and chapters in edited books. Her most recent book is Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders, co-authored with Linda Carli. She has won several awards, most recently the Gold Medal for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association.

To register please send an email to: beate.linnenberg(at)klu.org

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