The Effect of Media on Women and Leadership

Carole Elliott, Stead Valerie

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    In this chapter we examine the effect of media on women and leadership by examining the representation of women’s leadership through stereotypes and metaphors. We begin by discussing the importance of examining the media’s relationship with women and leadership and provide an overview of literature that draws attention to different ways in which women’s leadership is represented. We explore this representation by focussing our examination on the prevalence of stereotypes and metaphors in relation to women, gender, and the workplace and consider their effects on how we view and understand women and leadership. We conclude by identifying gaps and challenges for future research and propose a research agenda to extend understandings about the effect of media on women and leadership.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of research on gender and leadership
    EditorsSusan Madsen
    Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
    ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78536 386 3
    ISBN (Print)978 1 78536 385 6
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Apr 2017

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