Podcast Ep. 40 – The Ubiquity of Masculine Leadership Traits

Jul 21, 2020

In this episode of The Forum Podcast, Team Dynamics co-founders Trina Olson and Alfonso Wenker explore how US-based workplaces reinforce preferences for whiteness and masculinity in talent recruitment, hiring, and promotion.

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In addition reinforced preferences, Trina and Alfonso also explore the ways masculine and feminine leadership qualities get praised or punished in the workplace and discuss the connection to recruitment and hiring.

Learning Outcomes
  • Describe how preferences for masculinity are present in leadership and “likeability”
  • Offer suggestions for disrupting our own biased behaviors related to gender expression
  • Discuss how gender, sexuality, and race are inextricably linked and connected to leadership preferences in the American workplace


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