Female Leadership in Business

Deanna Deveney Esq

January 16, 2023


Female leadership is the ability to manage people while being empathetic and nurturing. It’s a combination of meticulous and logical working with creativity and empathy. Many women who are good leaders are viewed as equals to male leaders in the business world.

Women are seen as equally good business leaders

Women are regarded as equally capable business leaders, but that’s not to say they’re advancing fast. While women in senior management have increased by a third, they are still outnumbered in the C-suite. However, a few companies are getting more proactive about this. They are using more specific training to attract women and offering benefits such as emergency childcare and mental health support.

Research shows that companies with better representation of women are more likely to take action to promote employee well-being. One in four women is considering leaving their jobs, a problem that’s becoming more urgent. That’s a significant risk for companies. Not only do they risk losing a generation of women leaders, but they could also squander years of progress toward gender diversity.

Women need more toughness, management chops, or proper skill sets

While women are in short supply in many places, it is not to say they don’t hold their own. In fact, as of 2019, women make up more than half of the U.S. workforce, but they remain in short supply at the top of the corporate and government food chain. Nevertheless, as the gender gap widens, the quest for female leaders is set to be extended.

Women in leadership roles are not limited to women and have a knack for making teams more cooperative and productive, if not necessarily fun. For example, women are better at multitasking than men. This translates into a significant benefit in terms of productivity and a boon to the bottom line.

Female leaders are more empathetic

A recent study by the Princeton, New Jersey-based management consulting firm Caliper found that women have a more significant advantage in some areas of leadership. Among these, women are more likely to use empathic leadership. They are more effective at influencing others and understanding difficulties.

These qualities are essential in ensuring the team can cope with emergencies. The employees are also more engaged and innovative when working with an empathic leader.

Almost six in ten adults say this quality is essential to business leaders. Another ten percent say it is an absolute must.

While most Americans agree that female political leaders can communicate and persuade better than their male counterparts, they also agree that women are better at maintaining civility. However, they disagree that women have a better advantage in compassion.

Female leaders want to nurture their teams

Women are becoming more ambitious and want to nurture their teams. But they also face significant headwinds. They are more likely to be overlooked or passed over when applying for a job and have a more challenging time advancing to senior levels. It’s a big problem.

While women have made significant gains in representation in corporate America, they still have a ways to go. For example, a 75 percent drop in women of color between entry-level and C-suite means that a woman of color faces a broken rung that prevents her from reaching the top.

Another significant issue is how senior-level women are treated. For example, they are twice as likely to be the only female in the room and more likely to be judged harshly by their superiors.

Female leaders combine a meticulous and logical way of working with creativity

For a male-dominated field such as space exploration, a female-led crew is a winning formula. Besides the fact that women are generally more motivated and tenacious than their male counterparts, the benefits of female leadership are well documented. Females are also notably less susceptible to sexism, particularly when it comes to workplace etiquette.

Women are known to be excellent multi-taskers. The female-dominated workforce can boast a higher retention rate than its male counterparts. No wonder they are considered to be better leaders than their male peers. They are also likely to have a better understanding of the needs of their team members. A good leader will nurture a productive working relationship and make time for quality one-on-one discussions.