Negotiating Your Public Identity: Women's Path to Power
19 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2009
Date Written: April 20, 2009
The authors use the extraordinary 2008 phenomenon of female presidential and vice-presidential candidates in both of the main U.S. political parties to examine what obstacles remain for women, as they seek to negotiate access to the highest roles in society – and not just governmental roles. After detailing how Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin fell foul of one or the other of a matched pair of "gotchas" in how people evaluate ambitious women, they outline a strategy for negotiating gender that is relevant for all female professionals advancing in their careers.
Keywords: women, gender, female professionals, roles
JEL Classification: K4, K40
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