Podcast: Why exercising power at work is different for men and women
Gender stereotypes play a major role in determining how men and women learn to use power in the workplace, says Associate Professor Jennifer Overbeck.
"If men want to show their high status, they can have a temper tantrum. And everybody says, 'Oh, he must be very high status'," she says.
"But if a woman does the exact same thing, then people conclude that she's emotional, she can't handle things, she's not competent. And so it backfires on women."
Professor Overbeck was speaking on the topic of power, women and leadership as a guest on the University of Melbourne's Women are the Business podcast, alongside Australia Post board member Jan West and Chief Executive Women President Sue Morphet.
Listen to the full episode above, or visit the Women are the Business website for more.