Leadership Styles and Barriers to Leadership for Women in Agriculture: A Mixed Methods Study

Erica Ramsey Louder
Women are a growing demographic in agriculture, yet women holding positions in agricultural leadership is limited. This research sought to identify the ways women in agriculture lead by examining their leadership styles and the barriers they face as they strive to advance within their professions. The results show that women are relationship-based leaders and that there are significant barriers that inhibit women's advancement in agriculture. Many of these barriers are related to gender bias,
more » ... d to gender bias, self-perception, and life issues such as stress and workload.
doi:10.26076/dad4-3489 fatcat:4fcrmk7guvgizb2wzntb3fucva