The actions of female leaders in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Germany, Taiwan and New Zealand are cited as supporting evidence that women are managing the crisis better than their male counterparts.
The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2020 ranks countries in terms of their gender equality performance. Those that have fought the pandemic most effectively and are led by women, rank high on the list.
The commentary is that perhaps these countries are more effective because the election of women is a reflection of more egalitarian societies, across all sectors.
Diversity results in a broader perspective on crises, and paves the way for the deployment of more complete solutions over a homogeneous group, producing more robust decisions.
Also, female-like values such as resilience, pragmatism, benevolence, trust in collective common sense, mutual aid and humility are mentioned as successful values that dominate in their leadership.
Today's challenges call for a new strategy, different from command and control. This includes climate change, health, the environment, an aging population and the shortage of talent, the virtual management of production and the development of new technologies.
Source: Forbes & The Conversation