The DIW Berlin, DIW Gender Studies and the SOEP are pleased to invite you to the presentation of Prof. Alice Eagly, Ph.D: GENDER AND LEADER STEREOTYPES: HOW THEY LIMIT WOMEN’S OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSTRAIN THEIR BEHAVIOR IN LEADER ROLES

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 | 15 to 16:30 pm

DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Schumpeter Hall, First floor

Chair: Elke Holst  

In Germany and the United States as well as many other nations, women have gained access to leadership roles and are often praised for their leadership skills. In fact, women, somewhat more than men, manifest leadership styles associated with effective performance as a leader. Yet, women have remained underrepresented in leadership roles, especially at higher levels in organizations and governments. Because the reasons for this phenomenon are complex, women’s paths to leadership can be seen as forming a labyrinth that contains varied impediments. These impediments include stereotypes that leadership especially requires the culturally masculine qualities of assertiveness and dominance. This image makes it more difficult for women than men to show that they are qualified to lead and produces conflicting demands that women leaders have to negotiate.  

Professor Alice Eagly |  Professor of Psychology, James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Management & Organizations, and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research, all at Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has also held faculty positions at Michigan State University, University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and Purdue University. 

Her research interests include the study of leadership, gender, attitudes, prejudice, and stereotyping. She is the author of several books and numerous journal articles and chapters in edited books. Her most recent book is Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders, co-authored with Linda Carli. She has won several awards, most recently the Gold Medal for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association.

PD Dr. Elke Holst | Research Director Gender Studies, DIW Berlin.

Registration: Please send an email We look forward to your participation.