Women and Leadership

Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices
Author: Jean Lau Chin,Bernice Lott,Joy Rice,Janis Sanchez-Hucles
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405181370
Category: Psychology
Page: 408
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Over the past thirty years the number of women assuming leadershiproles has grown dramatically. This original and important bookidentifies the challenges faced by women in positions ofleadership, and discusses the intersection between theories ofleadership and feminism. Examines models of feminist leadership, feminist influences onleadership styles and agendas, and the diversity of theoretical andethnic perspectives of feminist leaders Addresses how diverse women lead, how feminist principlescontribute to leadership, the influence of ethnic groups and thebarriers that women face as leaders Transforms existing models of leadership by incorporatinggender issues Looks to the future of feminist leadership and identifies whatmust be done to train and mentor the next generation of feministleaders

Women and Leadership

A Contextual Perspective
Author: Karin Klenke, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826197948
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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This book examines womenís access to leadership roles and how these roles are perceived in society. It represents one of the first scholarly examinations of the burgeoning field of leadership. Using real-life examples and case studies of prominent women, Dr. Klenke explores the complex interactions between gender, leadership, and culture. Topics include the changing conceptions of leadership, women leaders in history, contemporary leadership theories, barriers to womenís leadership, and women leaders worldwide. This volume is of primary interest to educators and students involved in womenís studies programs as well as in courses in gender and leadership.

Women and Leadership


Author: Caroline Sweetman
Publisher: Oxfam
ISBN: 9780855984526
Category: Social Science
Page: 86
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Women and Leadership is about women resisting exploitation in the workplace; women heading households; women leading in the international policy forum. It offers insights for development policy makers and practitioners aiming to promote gender equality and to support would be women leaders.

Beyond the Double Bind

Women and Leadership
Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195089400
Category: Political Science
Page: 283
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Examining the social constraints and "Catch-22s" that block the success of women no matter what roles they play, the author offers guidelines for dealing with the obstacles set up by society and condemns the victim feminism of many current writers. 35,000 first printing. UP.

Women and Leadership


Author: Deborah L. Rhode
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190614714
Category:
Page: 256
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For most of recorded history, men have held nearly all of the most powerful leadership positions. Today, although women occupy an increasing percentage of leadership positions, in America they hold less than a fifth of positions in both the public and private sectors. The United States ranks 78th in the world for women's representation in political office. In politics, although women constitute a majority of the electorate, they account for only 18 percent of Congress, 10 percent of governors, and 12 percent of mayors of the nation's 100 largest cities. In academia, women account for a majority of college graduates, but only about a quarter of full professors and university presidents. In law, women are almost half of law school graduates, but only 17 percent of the equity partners of major firms, and 22 percent of Fortune 500 general counsels. In business, women constitute a third of MBA graduates, but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. In Women and Leadership, the eminent legal scholar Deborah L. Rhode focuses on women's underrepresentation in leadership roles and asks why it persists and what we can do about it. Although organizations generally stand to gain from increasing gender equity in leadership, women's underrepresentation is persistent and pervasive. Rhode explores the reasons, including women's family roles, unconscious gender bias, and exclusion from professional development networks. She stresses that we cannot address the problem at the individual level; instead, she argues that we need broad-based strategies that address the deep-seated structural and cultural conditions facing women. She surveys a range of professions-politics, management, law, and academia-and draws from a survey of prominent women to develop solutions that can successfully chip away at the imbalance. These include developing robust women-to-women networks, enacting laws and policies that address work/life imbalances, and training programs that start at an earlier age. Rhode's clear exploration of the leadership gap and her compelling policy prescriptions will make this an essential book for anyone interested in leveling the playing field for women leaders in America.

The Difference "difference" Makes

Women and Leadership
Author: Deborah L. Rhode
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804746359
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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Why are women so dramatically underrepresented in leadership positions in law, politics, and business?and what can be done to improve the situation? These are the questions this provocative book meets head-on.

Women as leaders

accepting the challenge of Scripture
Author: Katherine M. Haubert
Publisher: Marc Pubns
ISBN: 9780912552811
Category: Religion
Page: 101
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Women and Leadership

Creating Balance in Life
Author: Genevieve Brown,Beverly J. Irby
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590330159
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
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While our culture aids and encourages men in their achievement, women are often discouraged. Women as a group have not been as successful as men in the fields which have traditionally been assigned achievement value. Common internal barriers for women include low confidence, perceived lack of advancement opportunities, poor self-image, and weak determination and motivation. Coupled with difficult experiences, such barriers can persuade some women to relinquish their aspirations for a career in administration. In various ways, both subtle and direct, our culture discourages women from expressing their intelligence. For some who weather the difficulties, the results can be highly confirming and motivating. As women strive to achieve professional success and recognition, they still feel societal pressure to assume more conventional roles. Although cultural sexism is a consistent theme in these women's stories, so are strength, determination and inspiration.

Gender and Leadership in Unions


Author: Gill Kirton,Geraldine Mary Healy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415887046
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 290
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Reflecting the increased attention to gender and women in the field of employment relations, there is now a growing international literature on women and trade unions. The interest in women as trade unionists arises partly from the fact that women comprise 40 percent of trade union membership in the USA and over 50 percent in the UK. Further, despite considerable overall union membership decline in both the UK and USA, more women than men are joining unions in both countries. Recognition of the importance of women to the survival and revival of trade union movements has in many cases produced an unprecedented commitment to equality and inclusion at the highest level. Yet the challenge is to ensure that this commitment is translated to action and improves the experience of women in their union and in their workplace. Gender and Leadership in Trade Unions explores and evaluates the similarities and differences in equality strategies pursued by unions in the US and the UK. It assesses the conditions experienced by women union members and how these impact on their leadership, both potential and actual. Women have made gains in both countries within union leadership and decision-making structures, however, climbing the ladder to leadership positions remains far from a smooth process. In the trade union context, women face multiple barriers that resonate with the barriers facing aspiring women leaders in other organizational contexts, including the gendered division of domestic work; the organization and nature of women’s work; the organization and nature of trade union work and the masculine culture of trade unions. The discussion of women trade union leaders is situated more broadly within debates on governance, leadership and democracy within social justice activism.

Women in Leadership


Author: Tina Kothari
Publisher: Arena books
ISBN: 1906791139
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 85
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Kothari presents a collection of stories about ordinary women who have extraordinary careers to demonstrate that it is not impossible to find both success and happiness.

Rural Women in Leadership

Positive Factors in Leadership Development
Author: Lori Ann McVay
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780641605
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
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Rural women and leadership have, in recent years, come to be the focus of development initiatives in many countries. To date, however, much of the writing on this topic has focused heavily on obstacles rather than facilitative factors in women?s attainment of leadership positions. Citing examples from a case study in Northern Ireland, this book gives voice to the many vital, positive elements in rural women?s leadership development.

Women and Leadership


Author: Nancy Furstinger
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448884063
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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This title is an inspiring look at great female leaders of the past and present, and the qualities they have all shared. Further, readers will be enlightened by lessons of what makes someone a leader as well as how leadership styles differ between men and women. This book is indispensable for all young women looking to make their mark on the world.

Women and Leadership in West Africa

Mothering the Nation and Humanizing the State
Author: F. Steady
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137010398
Category: Social Science
Page: 267
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This book examines women and leadership in West Africa, with a special focus on Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone—the Mano River Union countries. These countries have traditions of indigenous female leadership in executive positions in varying degrees, and all three have a tradition of organizations that form important power bases for women.

Women in Leadership

Contextual Dynamics and Boundaries, Second Edition
Author: Karin Klenke
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787432777
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 592
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The 2nd edition of this book, originally published in 2011, captures many significant recent developments and achievements in women’s leadership. Women in virtually every context discussed in the book--politics, sports, business, technology, religion, military and international--have made dramatic gains in attaining leadership roles and positions.

Gender and Women's Leadership

A Reference Handbook
Author: Karen O'Connor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412960835
Category: Leadership in women
Page: 1059
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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article. Key Features Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience

How I Changed My Mind about Women in Leadership

Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals
Author: Alan F. Johnson
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310577462
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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This book features a number of autobiographical accounts as to how various persons have come to change their minds about women in leadership. Well-known Evangelical leaders—individuals and couples, males and females from a broad range of denominational affiliation and ethnic diversity—share their surprising journeys from a more or less restrictive view to an open inclusive view that recognizes a full shared partnership of leadership in the home and in the church based on gifts not gender. This book offers a positive vision for the future of women and men together as partners of equal worth without competitiveness in the work of equipping this and the next generation of Christian disciples for the ‘work of ministry’ and service in the Kingdom of God.