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Alice H. Eagly

In: Leadership and Power: Identity Processes in Groups and Organizations

Chapter 7: Few Women at the Top: How Role Incongruity Produces Prejudice and the Glass Ceiling

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Few Women at the Top: How Role Incongruity Produces Prejudice and the Glass Ceiling
Few women at the top: How role incongruity produces prejudice and the glass ceiling
Alice H.Eagly

When Frank Rich wrote his reflections about the consequences of the terrorist attack of September 11 in an essay titled ‘The Father Figure’ that appeared in the New York Times Magazine, he described the people of America as searching for a father: ‘When a nation is under siege, it wants someone to tell us what to do, to protect us from bullies, to tell us that everything's OK, and that it's safe to go home now’ (Rich, 2001, p. 23). In Rich's analysis, the source of this protection and comfort is a father, not a mother or ...

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