The Relationship Between Gender And Leadership Within Healthcare

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Running head: GENDER AND LEADERSHIP Gender and Leadership Jessica Mabalot California State University, Northridge Abstract In this paper, I examine the relationship between gender and leadership within healthcare. First, I will identify the current trends of female high-level positions in healthcare. I will take into consideration the traits associated with gender and addressing the barriers. The goal of this paper is to analyze the differences of gender within leadership and identifying the factors to increase the recruitment of high-performing females in the healthcare field. Introduction Exceptional leadership is defined by characteristics that aid in certain situations and interaction with followers. Healthcare has…show more content…
With the vast knowledge of women in health care, women’s talent should be incorporated into advanced positions. Barriers Based on the study, female managers in healthcare management who had been working longer than their male counterparts still had 52 percent lower odds of being promoted to senior management (LaPierre and Zimmerman, 2012). Barriers were researched and women were more likely to delay having children to align career and family goals. Hauser, (2014) identified taking off time for family as a reason for not being promoted to higher management positions as well. I can relate to this statement because I have decided to concentrate on my professional goals before I have children. Pressure to have children is not at the same level as men because women are considered the nurturers and are expected to take care of the family, which is why this is considered as a barrier for only women. Leadership Roles in Men When analyzing leadership characteristics and styles, there are considerable differences in gender characteristics that are identified. Men are considered to have “masculine” traits, such as being
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