chapter  8
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Women in Authority

This led me to the relevant literature. I soon discovered that some oth­ ers had reported characteristics that distinguished female-led groups from those led by their male counterparts.1

GENDER-ROLE FO RM A TIO N

Gender-role stereotypes influence the expectations that group members have of female leaders.2 Women are viewed as more accommodating, trust­ ing, fair, and empathetic. Some suggest that gender-role perceptions are heavily influenced by family structure.3