Gender Is Not Destiny
Quite a provocative question, but the bottom line for me is that, in decision making, gender is not destiny. While it is clear that society should promote greater diversity in leadership positions in all walks of life, we should not expect that a person's gender will be a predictive factor in his or her approach to problem solving.
Men and women were involved in decisions that led to the current financial predicament, though it is clear that men far outnumbered women in the top leadership posts in corporate America. Hopefully, in the future there will be a more diverse selection of people with differing points of view and with differing educational backgrounds making the primary decisions about the course of our economy. Their different training and perspectives, rather than their gender, will be the most important influences on their decision-making.
Posted by: Skowronek | March 9, 2009 2:20 PM
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