Women and the Labyrinth of Leadership.
By: Eagly, Alice H., Carli, Linda L.,
Harvard Business Review,
Sep 2007, Vol. 85, Issue 9
When you put all the pieces together, a new picture emerges for why women don't make it into the C-suite. It's not the glass ceiling, but the sum of many obstacles along the way
Vestiges of prejudice
Resistance to women's leadership
Issues of leadership style
Demands of family life
Underinvestment in social capital
Alice H. Eagly (email@example.com) is a professor of psychology and holds the James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois; she is also a faculty fellow at Northwestern's Institute for Policy Research.
Linda L. Carli (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an associate professor of psychology at Wellesley College, in Massachusetts; her current research focus is on gender discrimination and other challenges faced by professional women. The two are coauthors of Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders (Harvard Business School Press, forthcoming in October), from which this article is adapted.