Poll 14: What are the main barriers for girls to become leaders?
WAGGGS and University of Exeter worked together for a symposium on girls’ and women’s leadership to explore and understand how to support women to take the lead.
- Do you think women have to work harder than men to become leaders?
- What is the main thing holding girls and women back from becoming leaders in schools/communities/societies?
- In your club / organization / work, who would get promoted first?
- Do you have what it takes to be a leader?
The majority of the U-Reporters said women have to work harder than men to become leaders, with 51 per cent of boys' and 65 per cent girls' votes. When asked about the main cause for these results 39 per cent said society doesn’t support female leadership. This was followed by traditional duties falling to women and girls (31 per cent) and girls' lack of confidence in themselves (30 per cent). 33 per cent of U-Reporters already consider themselves leaders, with 54 per cent wanting to improve their skills and 13 per cent unsure of what leadership requires.
To see full results take a look at the U-Report website.