Despite recent chit chat that led to a debate on whether or not women can lead, a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology just found there is no difference in perceived leadership effectiveness of men and women. Both genders are equally likely to be perceived as effective, competent leaders.
However, there is a slight difference in self-perception. When review time rolls around, we don’t rate ourselves as better leaders than men. Maybe we’re just too modest when it comes to talking about our skills.