Battling the Storm Within

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Cautionary Lessons On Leading As A Woman In The Military

Several servicewomen share their advice and experiences from their time in the military.         

The opportunity to lead others — whether a small fire team or an aircraft carrier — is one of the few guarantees of military service. While gender has no impact on the ability to lead, an occupational hazard of being a woman in the military is that your superiors, peers, and subordinates — both men and women — perceive you differently because of their own ingrained biases. Learning how to navigate these biases and perceptions is an inherent challenge to leading as a woman.


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