Equality is not Empowerment

By Cynthia G. Baum.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

This article provides an opportunity to examine the issues surrounding the emergence of women into high powered positions in the business, school and corporate worlds and the perceived expectations that both men and women should lead using male dominated characteristics. Documenting this particular phenomenon provides a window into the idea that equality can be an impediment to empowerment.

Keywords: Equality, Gender, Leadership, Education, Feminine, Masculine, Leadership Styles, Feminine Characteristics, Masculine Charactersitics

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 7, pp.79-86. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 547.847KB).

Cynthia G. Baum

PhD Student, Graduate Division of Educational Research, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Cynthia is PhD student at the University of Calgary, studying women in leadership. Her focus is to create mentorship programs that will most efficiently allow leaders to use their gender strengths to provide unique and balanced leadership successes. Cynthia has taught in the public school system for twenty two years, and held various administrative positions within the school and public sector. She received her Bachelor of Education with a focus on Secondary English and her Masters in Leadership and Administration. She is presently serving as an adjunct professor in the Masters of Teaching Program at the University of Calgary while she completes her research.


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