1. Why Female Leaders Still Face Prejudice?

    Why Female Leaders Still Face Prejudice?

    Women hold more positions of leadership than ever before. In 2019, Finland's Sanna Marin was sworn in as prime minister as part of an all-women coalition. This year, Kamala Harris became the first female, first black and first Asian-American US vice-president...

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    1. Leadership has been historically associated with men and so for women leaders they are challenging both the gendered norms of a leader and for women.
    2. Ultimately these gender biases have not disappeared and women have to navigate these in order to succeed.
    3. She subverted the stereotype of a single woman with cats and used it to appeal to younger voters.
    4. We must also remember that those who do succeed have often done so by emulating the behaviours and traits of the dominant group and so the underpinning gender biases are reinforced rather than challenged.
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