Leaders at the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History are proud to present the third annual Cleveland Women in Science and Medicine Discussion series Carefully Constructed Femininity: Women, Leadership, and Untangling the Double Bind.
Women leaders are required to function in a manner consistent with both gender role and leadership role expectations — which are often contradictory and place women in a double bind.
Our discussion will feature Dr. Diane Bergeron (Case Western Reserve University) who will provide a brief overview of the research on role expectations — gender, leadership, minority, scientist — and how they contribute to women’s double bind. This will be followed by an interactive panel discussion that includes a diverse group of thought leaders in Cleveland. Together we will understand how role expectations limit organizations’ ability to benefit from the entire talent pool, exchange successful tactics, and return to our workplaces with new strategies to untangle the double bind many women face.