Leadership styles can vary from candidates according to the countries they represent. The freedom of nurturing certain leadership can be quite challenging, but, never impossible. I think there are broad differences in the way men & women conduct the leadership scale... Women instinctively are less hierarchial, and I find that immensely at the grassroot level in women's organisations. The social, education and political background of the candidate is utmost of importance in forming a style of leadership. But, most of all, the leader should have strong understanding of key issues for the nation. Skills of reconciliation, persuasion, assertive yet compassionate, unafraid to challenge what does not work and implement an infrastructure for betterment. The search for leadership attributes among women as national leaders occurs in the context of fundamental contrasts between men and women, which places women in opposition as "the other". In a sense, failure to find hard-and-fast rules about women as...leaders could...signal success for those who appreciate diversity and seek to develop their own identities.
Again, it does boil down to the women leaders country... Example, Benazir Bhutto could not (unfortunately) have succeeded politically if she had not agreed for an arrange marriage. In a country where male dominance plays the role in governance, she would have been subjected to being an "available" women should she have not married. Thus, the roles imposed by the contries does impact women. With women empowerment, such roles are slowly being redefined and we can only hope for a stronger women leadership in the world. Education for young women, independent econmic education should encourage a participation at a younger level, thus, opening doors for women for future leadership endeavours.