Author Archives: Elizabeth Turesky, Kristen S. Cloutier and Marisa F. Turesky

Feminine Paths to Leadership in Italy: Perceptions of Female Italian Leaders in a Masculine Society

October 2011 / Feature Articles

 

Elizabeth F. Turesky, Kristen S. Cloutier and Marisa F. Turesky

Elizabeth Turesky

Kristen Cloutier

Abstract

The authors address the dynamic interaction between culture and gendered leadership perceptions. Using Hofstede’s cultural framework of the masculinity/femininity dimension, this study explores the ways fourteen Italian women have achieved and sustained successful leadership positions in Italy and then evaluates how Italy’s dimension of masculinity/femininity affects women’s opportunities as emerging leaders. Finally, the authors conclude with suggestions for managers in …