“One purpose in holding this case discussion is to have students discuss the extent to which issues raised in the case historically still exist or whether new gender issues have surfaced,” says Prof Ely.
Lauren Stiller Rikleen
The first step is, of course, to become comfortable with the pursuit of influence and power, not just achievement. As Harvard Business School professor Robin Ely said at the conference, clarity of purpose provides the energy and focus needed to overcome gender barriers.
Despite more women in the corporate work force, they still are underrepresented in executive officer positions. Professor Robin Ely and colleagues propose a new way to think about developing women for leadership.
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