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Relevant Research: Girls Aspire to a Different Kind of Leadership

Apr 04, 2008
Despite the emergence of women in greater numbers in business, government, and other organizations, girls in the US seem to have lower leadership aspirations or want a different kind of future leadership role.

Despite the emergence of women in greater numbers in business, government, and other organizations, girls in the US seem to have lower leadership aspirations or want a different kind of future leadership role. A national survey, conducted by the Girl Scout Research Council found that 39 percent of girls want to be leaders, a desire that was greater for African American (53 percent), Hispanic (50 percent) ,and Asian American (59 percent) girls, as compared to Caucasian girls (34 percent).

The findings also compared the leadership views of girls in comparison to the views of their male counterparts; they are reported in Change It Up! What Girls Say About Redefining Leadership. Most notable about the new leadership style espoused by girls would be a greater focus on personal principles, ethical behavior, and the ability to affect social change.

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    Relevant Research: Girls Aspire to a Different Kind of Leadership

    by User Not Found | Apr 04, 2008
    Despite the emergence of women in greater numbers in business, government, and other organizations, girls in the US seem to have lower leadership aspirations or want a different kind of future leadership role.

    Despite the emergence of women in greater numbers in business, government, and other organizations, girls in the US seem to have lower leadership aspirations or want a different kind of future leadership role. A national survey, conducted by the Girl Scout Research Council found that 39 percent of girls want to be leaders, a desire that was greater for African American (53 percent), Hispanic (50 percent) ,and Asian American (59 percent) girls, as compared to Caucasian girls (34 percent).

    The findings also compared the leadership views of girls in comparison to the views of their male counterparts; they are reported in Change It Up! What Girls Say About Redefining Leadership. Most notable about the new leadership style espoused by girls would be a greater focus on personal principles, ethical behavior, and the ability to affect social change.

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