Strategies for female-identifying people and allies
Female-identifying people face a double-bind in leadership positions—if they are passive, they are often ignored or considered to be a poor leader. If they are assertive, they are often considered to be domineering and abrasive. Male-identifying allies often have the most power to improve group culture to open spaces for women to lead in ways that are less-constrained by gendered expectations. Women can also experiment with strategies to navigate this difficult terrain. After summarizing research, we’ll explore various approaches.
Professor Elizabeth Andre is an associate professor of nature and culture. She recently presented at the Association of Outdoor Recreation & Education (AORE).