• Maryam Isa-Haslett


Empowering male and female leaders using the same methods ignores any legitimate difference that exit between men and women based on life experience and gender socialisation. It assumes that men and women will have similar opportunities and experiences.

It also assumes that men and women will be perceived in the same way for exhibiting similar behaviours, an idea that is not be supported for a range of activities including networking.


This type of modesty implied that the female individual downplays her self and employs a strategy of highlighting the achievements or contributions of others. Similarly, modest people that fall in this category do not ask for rewards for themselves, but they may ask for rewards for others.

Women under-represent their accomplishments to others whereas men consistently self -promote their successes. Because women have been socialised to behave that they will experience more positive outcomes regarding their accomplishments in the presence of others to avoid being judged unfeminine.

In contrast, men consistently self-promote their success in order to present a successful self-image to others. There is tendency for women not making immodest self disclosure of their achievement to a low achieving peers is because they self – disclosure of their achievements.

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