Executive presence for women leaders
“Research conducted by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a nonprofit research organization in New York, defines the three pillars of executive presence (EP) as gravitas, communication, and image. Stated differently, EP reflects how you act, how you speak, and how you look. CTI concluded that when people are perceived as capable of becoming leaders, they are more likely to be promoted into leadership roles. This is particularly important for aspiring female leaders who continue to battle both conscious and unconscious gender bias.
Studies show that men are more often associated with leadership qualities and women with nurturing qualities. This forces women to confront the need to master an intricate balancing act that simultaneously conveys both softness and strength.”
Nandita C. Gupta is a cardiologist.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Executive presence for women leaders.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/10/executive-presence-for-women-leaders.html)