Eagly and Carli's "Women and the Labyrinth of Leadership"

Eagly, Alice, and Linda L. Carli. "Women and the Labyrinth of Leadership." Harvard Business Review. Harvard Business Publishing. Sep. 2007. Web. 13 Mar. 2016. <https://hbr.org/2007/09/women-and-the-labyrinth-of-leadership>

Eagly and Carli suggest discontinuing use of the "glass ceiling" metaphor to describes today's challenges for women working toward leadership roles (n. pag).  They propose insteading calling them a "labyrinth" given the manifold, unexpected challenges along the way, and the important possibility of finding one's way. The labyrinth conveys "walls all around" and the task of navigation through prejudice and stereotypes (n. pag).

Eagly and Carli make suggestions for addressing circumstances for women as they pursue leadership roles; suggesting that managers have patience for family demands, help women build social capital, allow flexible hours, and bring women together to help prevent marginalization of women's voices (n. pag).

Eagly and Carli also share findings of research studies regarding gender and leadership, though they do not provide citations to the research in this article (n. pag).  This article was adapted from Eagly and Carli's book, Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders (n. pag).