Strengths And Weaknesses Of Women

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Empirical research shows that women tend to have a range of strengths that make for a great leader. Women comprise more than half the workforce. Yet, less than 20 percent of C-suite executives are women and only five percent of CEOs are women as shown in figure 2. Women aren’t yet getting equal rewards for these strengths. According to Harvard Business Review, only 3% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, and just over 5% of executives in Fortune 500 companies are women. The best skills for the job always depend on the context. Both men and women should look at the range of qualities or traits that can make for a great leader, and decide which ones to nurture in themselves, depending on their career goals and personal strengths. In addition, they …show more content…

Transformational leadership motivates employees by helping them find self-worth through the work they do. However, many qualities associated more strongly with men can make for an effective leader as well.

1. Communication Styles

Women tend to have a more cooperative, participatory style of leadership. On the other hand, men tend to have a more command and control style. Therefore, men are more task-oriented and directive, while women are more democratic. That is often the starkest leadership difference between male and female bosses in which men provide direction for their employees, while women encourage employees to find their own direction. Both styles are valuable in different contexts. However, highly task-oriented can be highly beneficial where safety is concerned.

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Even more believe that their gender will make it harder for them to advance in the future which is a sentiment most strongly felt by women at senior levels.
1: Culture
Mainly in countries with developing economy and Arabian countries, women are less confident and less likely to rate themselves as highly effective leaders compared to men. Men highly self-rate their own leadership skills and their ability to tackle management and business challenges. Therefore, women can be less likely to complete international assignments, they lead across countries or geographically dispersed teams. Naturally leaders who have access to global and more visible experiences are more likely to advance.
2: Social Background
Beside work duties, women take more responsibility with house duties and raising children and even taking care of their husbands. That added effort can either help women manage their time in the best way or make them sacrifice some of their ambition regarding their career to manage their other duties. Men, on the other hand, have the sole duty of concentrating on their work.

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