What The World Needs Now is More Women Leaders

While women worldwide are making gains in all levels of government, the most recent Pew Global Attitudes survey of 46 countries and the Palestinian territories finds that publics around the world express mixed opinions about women and political leadership.

The countries of Western Europe, North America and Latin America generally include the highest proportions of respondents who rate men and women as equally good political leaders. Roughly two-thirds in Argentina (68%) express that view, while 17% say men are better leaders and 9% prefer women. In the United States, fully three-quarters say men and women make equally good political leaders, and that opinion is even more widespread in Western Europe.

In Sweden, the highest ranking country in terms of female political empowerment, fully nine-in-ten say men and women are equally good leaders. In Kuwait, on the other hand, where women were given the right to vote and to run for office for the first time in 2005, only one-third say men and women are equally good as political leaders while more than six-in-ten (62%) say men are better.

Read more about the fascinating results here.

Chart source: Pew Research Center

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

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2 Responses to “What The World Needs Now is More Women Leaders”


  1. 1 zenergyforwomen February 22, 2010 at 8:32 PM

    In a Business Week article in 2000, the headline read, “As Leaders, Women Rule.” The 8-page article went on to say that women’s natural leadership style is the most appropriate for today’s business environment. Women work collaboratively, with more open business cultures, sharing information, developing employees and fostering a climate of trust.

  2. 2 empower180 August 2, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Great posting… We have a Women’s event unlike any other. We have over $300 million in capital to give to small women businesses as well as their chance to Pitch their product and/or idea to a panel of judges such as Kevin Harrington. If you are connected with women in business, please tell them about our National tour. We have SO much to offer and would hate for them to miss out on this amazing experience…. For more information visit http://www.empower180.com

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