Unshackling The 'Double Bind' Of The Female Leader

Date Added: Jan 2010
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Few women have succeeded in shattering the glass ceiling. Even those who have achieved phenomenal success in their respective fields have taken a few hard knocks along the way. One needs to look no further than Hilary Clinton and her recent quest to become US president. Touted as the more experienced of two Democrat candidates, she eventually conceded defeat to her charismatic opponent. According to Robin Ely, a Professor of Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School, women often end up in a 'Double bind'.