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    Why Arent More Women Political Leaders Why Arent More Women Political Leaders Presentation Transcript

    • Why Aren’t More Women Political Leaders? Presented by Kathleen Schafer Leadership Connection
    • Why Aren’t More Women in Positions of Political Power?
      • Successful Women Characteristics
        • Help from above
        • Achievements
        • Desire to succeed
        • Manage subordinates
        • Take career risks
        • Tough, decisive, demanding
        • Smart
        • Impressive Image
        • Work through others
        • Flexible, responsive, versatile
        • Easy to be around
    • Political Power
      • Organizations, culture, state are male dominated
      • Both sexes label power as masculine
        • Masculinity related to position
        • No relation between sex & masculinity
        • Masculinity related to positions of power
        • Men & women in power positions see themselves as similarly masculine
        • Position is related to sex-role identity
          • Identity with organizations key to success
    • Gender Power
      • Gender is socially constructed
      • Masculine assumptions are foundation of western politics
      • Females need to exert more balanced approached to political behavior
    • Leadership Differences
      • Females legislators attitude toward “women’s” issues
        • Support women’s policies
        • Commitment to issues
        • Awareness of consequences
        • Expertise
      • Shaping content and direction are critical
    • Contact Information
      • Kathleen Schafer
      • Leadership Connection
      • www.leadershipconnection.net