Men and women have distinctive biological differences, such as the ability to bear children, and physical strength. Many women have more social and empathetic traits than men, and this can affect the way their respective companies are run, when women are in leadership positions. A study showed that as women gain power and achieve high-ranking positions, the company places more emphasis on social issues such as climate change and equality. However, this tendency was thought by researchers to be a result of the early environments and standards the women were exposed to, not a biological trait.
- Two women have recently rose to power in the European Union, both of them championing social causes.
- Women in business tend to see the big picture, taking in key issue and the larger social framework in which it resides.
- While there is little difference in the competencies of men and women, women tend to display more empathy than men.
“Research into the psychological differences and leadership behavior of men and women suggests something else is at work.”