In this article, we explore the process and implications of stereotype threat for women in leadership, broadly construed. First, we provide a brief background on the phenomenon of stereotype threat generally. Next, we explore stereotype threat for women in leadership by reviewing a model of stereotype threat in leadership contexts that includes cues to stereotype threat, consequences of stereotype threat, and moderators of stereotype threat appraisals and responses. In this review, in addition to considering research focused squarely on leadership, we include the broader categories of research examining stereotype threat effects in the workplace and in tasks and domains relevant to leadership. Finally, we examine implications for future research and explore practices to reduce the potential for negative stereotype threat effects.
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Hoyt, Crystal L., and Susan E. Murphy. "Managing to clear the air: Stereotype threat, women, and leadership." The Leadership Quarterly 27, no. 3 (2016): 387-399. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2015.11.002.
Hoyt, Crystal L. and Murphy, Susan E., "Managing to clear the air: Stereotype threat, women, and leadership" (2016). Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications. 238.