2012
Author: 
Eagly, A. H., In S. Wiley, D. Philogene, & T. A. Revenson (Eds.)
Publisher: 
APA Books
Pages: 
9
Type: 
Resource
Area of focus: 
Leadership

This is a chapter of an academic text summarising and building on Eagly's 2007 article in the Harvard Business Review (ibid), with updated statistics and citation of more recent research. It restates Eagly's thesis that the obstacles faced by women on their journey to senior leadership form a "labyrinth" rather than the traditional conception of the "glass ceiling". These obstacles are classified into the three domains of family division of labour, organisational challenges, and cultural stereotypes and discrimination against women as leaders. Each domain is discussed in depth, with a particularly thorough description of research on the psychology of prejudice, and on styles of leadership.