Characteristics of women in leadership

Characteristics of women in leadership

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Characteristics of women in leadership



Design a PowerPoint focusing on working-class women and corporate women in film/television, the public sphere, and/or popular culture. Explore gender and culture—the intersection of race and class and the impact on women’s leadership style and/or ability.

To complete this assignment, consider the following examples:

  1. Corporate/Professional Women (film/popular culture)
  2. Corporate Women (CEOs): Lynn Elsenhans, Carol Meyrowitz, Andrea Jung, Ellen Hullman, Ilene Gordon, Patrica Woertz, Carly Fiorina, etc.
  3. Professional Women: Elizabeth Warren, Helen Gurly Brown, Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Connie Chung, Maria Shriver, Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, etc.
  4. Professional Women (television characters/actresses): Jennifer Fischer (The Office), Glenn Close (Damages), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy), and Tina Fey (30 Rock), etc.
  5. Corporate/Professional Women in film: The Stepford Wives, The Devil Wears Prada, Mildred Pierce, Working Girl, Nine to Five,etc.
  6. Working Class Women (film/popular culture) Bread and Roses, Country, Norma Rae, Silkwood, Steel Magnolias, Working Girl, North Country, Salt of the Earth, Fast Food Women, My American Girls, Her Own Words
  7. Women in Nontraditional Jobs: Roseanne, etc.
  8. Female Politicos/Public Office: Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, Mary L. Landrieu, Margaret Thatcher, Mary Robinson, Indira Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Golda Mier.

To frame the assignment context, consider a fundamental tenet of Women’s Studies and the Women’s Movement: the “personal is the political,” whereby the intersection of public issues (public sphere) and personal problems (private sphere) yields political action or movement. Address the following:

  1. Depict how women in film/television, the public sphere, and/or popular culture portray leadership and or management skills.
  2. What characteristics, behaviors, and/or traits do the characters exhibit that demonstrate their leadership or management skills?
  3. Is there a “politics to language” with respect to communication and leadership style/ability?
  4. Is there a (dis) connection with respect to age and leadership style/ability? If so, provide examples.
  5. What effect does “labeling” have on leadership and women’s ascension (or lack thereof) to power?

Use the GCU eLibrary databases; include a minimum of three outside references or other resources for evidentiary support.

While APA style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

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