Gender Roles And Leadership Roles

3343 Words14 Pages
According to the dictionary, leadership is defined as, “a person who guides or directs a group. An act or instance of leading; guidance; direction.” We are faced with leadership roles in every dynamic of life. In school, every click has a “leader,” every team has a captain, at work there is always a manager, always an editor when writing books. There is always a chance for someone to stand up and take a leading role. However, do both genders possess the same chances? Throughout this paper we will look at gender differences in leadership roles in the classroom, an emphasis of leadership in sports, and how leadership roles translate into the office among chosen career paths.
At an early age we begin separating males and females: we begin creating a mold of what each gender should be. Gender-specific roles begin even before a child is born. Girls are destined to have pink and purple rooms and boys blue with dinosaurs. Boys are encouraged to be independent and play rough, while girls are treated with delicacy. Toys promote gender difference; boys are expected to play with toys that stress independence and working, while girls are encouraged to play with toys that encourage dependency and embody "motherly" characteristics. Through sports, women are given an opportunity to break from the mold, but it is inarguable that a huge gender disparity remains in today 's society and it fully permeates the world of athletics. At early stages in development we begin to mold gender-specific
Get Access