The female leadership advantage: An evaluation of the evidence

  title={The female leadership advantage: An evaluation of the evidence},
  author={Alice H. Eagly and Linda L. Carli},
  journal={Leadership Quarterly},
Abstract Journalists and authors of trade books increasingly assert a female advantage in leadership, whereby women are more likely than men to lead in a style that is effective under contemporary conditions. Contrasting our analysis of these claims with Vecchio's [Leadersh. Q. 13 (2002) 643] analysis, we show that women have some advantages in typical leadership style but suffer some disadvantages from prejudicial evaluations of their competence as leaders, especially in masculine… Expand

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