Mark Agars, an organizational psychologist with the Pennsylvania State University, reviews literature on gender differences and management and concludes researchers have underestimated the impact gender stereotypes have had on limiting women’s advancement to top executive ranks. “We should no longer dismiss gender stereotypes as inconsequential,” writes Agars. “Given the research and advancements of our understanding of stereotypes in general, expanding their consideration in organizations can occur quickly and with some immediate results. Though this is not a short-term endeavor, certainly some answers will be easy to find.”
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