Document Type

Teacher Resource

Publication Date

Spring 4-6-2016


The purpose of the Gender & Leadership module is for students to develop an understanding of the role gender plays in contemporary society and the relationship between gender and leadership. The objectives of this module are for students to be able to to define gender vernacular and differentiate between terms, dissect how gender roles were constructed, and identify the role of gender biases in leadership. To meet these objectives, case studies concerning the traditional feminine and masculine leadership roles are conducted to make students aware of their subconscious gender biases. Additionally, the terms sex, gender, gender expression, and gender fluidity are defined and discussed. Plow theory, which theorizes the origin of gender roles, the evolution of gender roles, and how culture has played into shaping modern-day gender roles worldwide is facilitated.



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