Keynote: Prof. Dr. Marie-Therese Claes, Leiterin des Instituts für Gender und Diversität in Organisationen an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Is there such a thing as Female Leadership?
The literature about “female leadership” gives ample descriptions of the qualities that women leaders display more than their male colleagues. On the other hand, more humane, so-called female qualities, such as transformative leadership, are now expected from all leaders, a tendency that has been accentuated by the pandemic crisis.
However, women are not recognized as ‘leaders’ because of differences in communication styles that may be at their disadvantage as far as power and status go.
Professor Marie-Therese Claes is Head of the Institute for Gender and Diversity at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. Previously she was CEMS professor Cross-Cultural Management and Leader of the CEMS interfaculty group for many years, and director of the Executive MBA program at the Louvain School of Management (UCLouvain, Belgium). She was also Dean of the Faculty of Business at Asian University in Thailand, and has been visiting professor at several universities in Europe, Asia and the USA, as well as consultant for international organizations. She is past president of SIETAR Europa (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research), and of EWMD (European Women Management Development Network). She is also committee member of IACCM and Fulbright and Japan Foundation alumna.
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