Women and Leadership: Assertion and Perception

Women and Leadership: Assertion and Perception

In this era of #metoo and #equalpay, it’s becoming evident that gender might play a role in our perception of leaders and leadership.

In fact, if you are a woman, you may have noticed that getting noticed as a leader in the workplace can be sometimes challenging—or, met with the “backlash effect.” And if you are a man, you may be finding yourself needing and wanting to employ behaviors that support women as leaders.

In this webinar, Elizabeth McClean, assistant professor of management and organizations in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, will detail findings of recent research on what happens when women speak up at work, what women can do to take charge and demonstrate their ability to lead and what everyone, regardless of gender, can do to open themselves up more to women in leadership positions.

Elizabeth McClean joined the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona in 2014 after earning a PhD from Cornell University. Her areas of expertise are leadership, strategic human resource management, teams and employee voice. She has published research on speaking up in the workplace, employee turnover, human resources practices and employee performance in the top journals in her field, including the Academy of Management Journal and Human Resource Management, among others.  

About the Author

The Eller College is Transformative - The world is evolving rapidly, and Eller is right there with it. Our forward-looking approach to business education gives students the ability to lead in the face of profound technological, social, and economic transformation. We’re fostering boundary-free collaboration and creating real-world innovation. No wonder we often rank near the top in business school rankings.