A liderança no feminino: uma revisão da literatura

Translated title of the contribution: Leadership in the female gender: a literature review

Sandrina Sobral, Célia Ribeiro

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Leadership emerges as a widely studied topic in national and international scientific publications. In this sense, it is important to find out if the leadership in the feminine deserves equal prominence. Our objective was to analyze the scientific production published in the biblioteca online do conhecimento (b-on) between 2010 and 2017. As a result of the limitation of the research using the keywords "leadership", "feminine" and "genre", 20 articles were analyzed. Most of the studies were descriptive, qualitative, exploratory and cross-sectional, with data collection to be effected through interviews and content analysis being the method of extracting information. The studies focused on the difficulties of women's ascension to positions of superior hierarchies as well as their characteristics and leadership styles. Study samples typically consisted of executive women from various sectors. There is an increase of publications in this matter; nevertheless, recommendations are proposed for future investigations.
Translated title of the contributionLeadership in the female gender: a literature review
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)57-76
Number of pages20
JournalGestão e Desenvolvimento
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Female leadership
  • Genre
  • Literature review


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