The Discouraging Link Between Depression and Women in Power

When women reach higher levels of success they also experience higher levels of depression. How can…

Georgia (Jan 15, 2015)When women reach higher levels of success they also experience higher levels of depression. How can we change it? 


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by Stephanie Vozza

It's not news that gender bias is still prevalent in the workplace. But new research suggests that both subtle and overt bias puts women in leadership positions at higher risk of depression than their male counterparts.

The study findings from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, say that ability to hire, fire and influence pay increased symptoms of depression among women—something that didn’t happen with men. …

"People like to think they’re less biased than they used to be, but evidence from scientific literature says otherwise," says Elizabeth Boyd, assistant professor of management and researcher at the Women's Leadership Center at Kennesaw State University. "People still make stereotype evaluations of women leaders." …

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