Hi Nancy, Thanks for this! You can watch David Pearce debating female leadership with our students at David Pearce Discussion with Students in Technology and Future of Medicine Course Winter 2014
. There are many issues, including among them are not wanting reluctant leaders. However I think we do not need to leave this choice of leaders to chance. By accepting that perhaps lack of diversity and inclusiveness is the force behind the great filter we can then begin to determine what is the best way to overcome this problem, so our species, our civilization, does get to experience the Star Trek future of exploring the galaxies!