Dr. Amy Diehl receives 2019 Central Penn Business Journal Women of Influence honor

I was honored to receive a 2019 Central Penn Business Journal Women of Influence award, along side 29 other deserving women leaders in Central Pennsylvania. The ceremony was held at the Harrisburg Hilton on Monday June 24, 2019. I was selected for this award based on my leadership at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, as I …

Developing as authentic leaders: Understanding how intersectional factors affect women’s leadership

Leanne Dzubinski and I presented a workshop featuring our latest research on intersectionality and women’s leadership at the 2018 International Leadership Association Annual Conference 2018 in West Palm Beach, FL. This research was developed in conjunction with Amber Stephenson. As part of our unconscious gender bias scale development survey, we posed open-ended questions to women leaders …

Measuring Unconscious Gender Bias: Scale Development & Multi-industry Validation

Amber Stephenson and I presented our unconscious gender bias scale development research at the 2018 Academy of Management Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. This research was developed in conjunction with Leanne Dzubinski and David Wang. We presented our new scale, SUBTLe – Scale for Unconscious Bias Towards Women Leaders. This new scale measures women leader’s …

What is gender essentialism and why does it matter for women in leadership?

In our new article, "The problem of gender essentialism and its implications for women in leadership," published in the Journal of Leadership Studies, Leanne Dzubinski and I explore these questions. Gender essentialism is the belief that gender is an underlying, unchangeable essence that defines a person. In other words, it is the belief that gender …

On Queen Bees and Catfights

By Amy Diehl @amydiehl I recently read the Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership. This book is a comprehensive, thoughtful overview of current research on women in leadership. Sharon Mavin, Gina Grandy and Jannine William’s chapter: “Theorizing women leaders’ negative relations with other women” is especially insightful. In my own research with women leaders, …