Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: Univ. of Michigan & Columbia Univ. research shows that leaders who succeed view their culture as helping their leadership rather than hindering it. For example, whether a person is a young person, a non-majority culture or a woman (working in a typically male occupation) if that person is encouraged to view their professional identity and cultural identity as helpful rather than conflicting, they will more likely succeed. Follow the links to the important research cited in this article. Here is a quote: “Women who succeed in challenging careers have a personality trait by which they regard there two ‘selves’ – their professional identity and their gender identity – not as in conflict but as fundamentally compatible (p. 3).”
By Shira Mor, Harvard Business Review, 10/14/14.
Read more at … http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/why-some-women-negotiate-better-than-others/
And download the original research here … http://biculturalism.ucr.edu/pdfs/BM_et_al_JCCP2002.pdf