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Why do women often rise to positions of leadership in foreign countries compared to the US?


There are currently 22 women holding the highest offices of leadership in their respective countries around the world: presidents, prime ministers, and other heads of state. The United States is poised to have its first. Why has it taken so long? What are the barriers? Will it ever happen?

 

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Best Answer Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 18 months ago

    Lovely, insightful perspective, Eric. This should be one of your hubs. You have banged the nail head into the cement. I appreciate the enlightenment which clarifies the issue of women in leadership in a way I had not seen before. Thanks for answering


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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 18 months ago

    Right on point, Patricia. Thank you for a great answer.

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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 18 months ago

    Very well expressed, MizBejabbers. You've given a thoughtful view of our country's perception of women in leadership and women in general. I appreciate the historical perspective. Thank you very much for your answer. I hope it enlightens others.

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    MizBejabbers 18 months ago

    Exactly, but people have forgotten that this country was built on the backs of women (sodbusters, 19th Century factory workers, etc.). as well as men. People respond to movies. Maybe we need more movies of our heroine ancestors to remind them.


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    Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) 18 months ago

    That is an excellent observation, Old-Empresario. It makes sense. Although women in the US military have excelled within the ranks, the stereotype is alive and well, influencing perceptions of how they might lead. Thanks for answering.