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The Double Bind For Women In Leadership

Our culture has long expected that women will be kind, and leaders will be authoritative. So what's a female leader to do when she confronts these conflicting stereotypes?
LOS ANGELES, USA - JANUARY 20: People participate in the Women's March rally on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Source: Anadolu Agency

Voting ballots for the upcoming 2018 midterm elections will feature a record Despite the influx of women interested in political office, men still dominate most leadership roles in the United States.

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