Episode 23: Are Women Better Leaders Than Men?

The 90th Percentile: An Unconventional Leadership Podcast

Published: February 23, 2021

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We’ve all heard the claims, the theories, and the speculation about the ways leadership styles vary between women and men. There are of course many factors that contribute to this absence of a greater abundance of women in senior-level positions. For centuries, there have been broad, cultural biases against women, and stereotypes die slowly. Zenger Folkman’s current data presents even more compelling evidence that this bias is incorrect and unwarranted.  In the episode, we discuss the effectiveness of female leaders and how they compare to men.

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Articles: Are Women Better Leaders Than Men, Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Competencies
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