Coronavirus: A case study in women’s effective leadership

Editorial / Opinion Piece / Blog Post

August 18, 2020

Coronavirus: A case study in women’s effective leadership


By Sian Beilock,

As we look back on, chronicle, and interrogate the current pandemic for years to come, one thing will surely jump out: the undeniable value of having women in leadership roles. 

Across the globe, female leaders still only govern about 7% of the world’s population. But the Covid-19 pandemic has showcased that women in power can accomplish a great deal in a crisis, not least of which has been to flatten the curve.

Hopefully, this will be the turning point – when it becomes impossible to ignore that women are as capable and effective in leadership roles as their male counterparts (and some have argued more so).

The global health crisis is dismantling the stereotype that men are better suited to take charge by showcasing some of the characteristics that highly effective women leaders tend to possess.

Click here to read the full article published by Forbes on 4 August 2020.

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