Obstacles and opportunities for female leadership in mammalian societies: A comparative perspective

@inproceedings{Smith2018ObstaclesAO,
  title={Obstacles and opportunities for female leadership in mammalian societies: A comparative perspective},
  author={Jennifer Elisa Smith and Chelsea A. Ortiz and Madison T. Buhbe and Mark van Vugt},
  year={2018}
}
Abstract Women remain universally underrepresented in the top leadership positions. A comparative evolutionary framework may offer new insights into the value of and potential barriers to female leadership. Here we define leaders as individuals who impose a disproportional influence on the collective behaviors of group members. We reviewed data for 76 social species of non-human mammals to reveal the circumstances favoring female leadership and species exhibiting female-biased leadership in two… CONTINUE READING

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