Gendered Constructions of Leadership in Danish Job Advertisements

Inger Askehave*, Karen Korning Zethsen

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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TidsskriftGender, Work and Organization
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)531-445
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2014
Udgivet eksterntJa

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Ever thought that leadership jobs are gender-biased? Well, you were right! This paper examines the gender imbalance at management level. This is done by investigating the language of 39 Danish top executive job advertisements. By this, the goal is to understand which leadership identities are projected as desirable or necessary. The paper reveals that all the job advertisements are gender-biased! Furthermore, most traits described in the advertisements are associated with traditional or stereotypical masculine attributes. Published: 2014