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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Lean In

Frauen und der Wille zum Erfolg

Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370578X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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In Deutschland sitzen in den Vorständen der 100 umsatzstärksten Firmen gerade einmal drei Prozent Frauen. International sieht es nicht viel besser aus. Sheryl Sandberg ist COO von Facebook und gehörte davor zur Führungsmannschaft bei Google. Zusammen mit ihrem Mann Dave erzieht sie zwei kleine Kinder. Sie ist eine der wenigen sichtbaren Top-Managerinnen weltweit und ein Vorbild für Frauen aller Generationen. In ihrem Buch widmet sie sich ihrem Herzensthema: Wie können mehr Frauen in anspruchsvollen Jobs an die Spitze gelangen? Sie beschreibt äußere und innere Barrieren, die Frauen den Aufstieg verwehren. Sandberg zeigt, wie jede Frau ihre Ziele erreichen kann.
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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
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The Difference "difference" Makes

Women and Leadership

Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804746359

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 1736

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Women and Leadership

Essential Skills for Success in Today's Business

Author: National Press Publications

Publisher: National Seminars Publications

ISBN: 9781558522824

Category: Businesswomen

Page: 136

View: 1973

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Women and Leadership

Author: Florence L. Denmark,Michele A. Paludi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319721828

Category: Social Science

Page: 126

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This empowering volume presents current empirical findings and rich personal insights into the evolving challenges women face in attaining—and thriving in—leadership positions. Contributors add new voices to emerging and familiar topics, including leadership styles and traits, growth and learning experiences within career paths, mentoring and entrepreneurial aspects of leadership, and workplace and societal resistance to women in roles of power. Representative first-person accounts shed significant light on real-world double standards and double binds (including the unique obstacles faced by minority women), why the glass ceiling still exists, and steps still needed to dismantle it. Coverage also addresses related legal issues, such as the ongoing fight against pay inequities and conflicts between the DeVos rules and Title IX regulations in the schools. Included among the topics: · · Turn ah-ha moments into pivotal learning. · The important role of women in social entrepreneurship. · Focus group becomes support group: women in educational leadership. · Issues confronting women leaders in academia: the quest for equality. · Leadership means using the courts to demand equal enforcement of and protection for women's constitutional and civil rights. · Organizations concerned with women and leadership. Whether one’s interest is local or global, scholars and students in courses on leadership, career development, and women’s studies will find Women and Leadership inspiring and stimulating in myriad domains, from research and business to politics and policy.
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Women and leadership

proceedings of the Conference on Women and Leadership organised by the Nigerian Association of University Women (Lagos Chapter), University of Lagos, 21st-23rd February, 1990

Author: Nigerian Association of University Women. Lagos Chapter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 81

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Gender and leadership

image and reality

Author: I. Bola Udegbe,University of Ibadan. Faculty of the Social Sciences

Publisher: Vantage Publishers International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 26

View: 8255

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Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership

Author: Susan R. Madsen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785363867

Category:

Page: 496

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Although some progress has been made in recent decades in getting women into top positions in government, business and education, there are on-going, persisting challenges with efforts to improve the opportunities for women in leadership. The Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership comprises the latest research from the world’s foremost scholars on women and leadership, exposing problems and offering both theoretical and practical solutions on how to best strengthen the impact of women around the world.
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Race, Gender, and Leadership

Re-envisioning Organizational Leadership From the Perspectives of African American Women Executives

Author: Patricia S. Parker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135613990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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Much has been written about a model of leadership that emphasizes women's values and experiences, that is in some ways distinct from male models of leadership. This book redirects the focus to a view of leadership as a multicultural phenomenon that moves beyond dualistic notions of "masculine" and "feminine" leadership, and focuses more specifically on leadership as the management of meaning, including the meanings of the notion of "organizational leader." This volume focuses on leadership "traditions" revealed in the history of Black women in America and exemplified in the leadership approaches of 15 African American women executives who came of age during the civil rights and feminist movements of the 1960's and 1970's and climbed to the top of major U.S. organizations. It advances a vision of organizational leadership that challenges traditional masculine and feminine notions of leadership development and practice, providing insights on organizational leadership in the era of post-industrialization and globalization. Additionally, by placing African American women at the center of analysis, this book provides insights into the ways in which race and gender structure key leadership processes in today's diverse and changing workplace. It is a must-read for scholars and researchers in organizational communication, management, leadership, African American studies, and related areas.
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Women and School Leadership

International Perspectives

Author: Cecilia Reynolds

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791488918

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 1958

International in scope, this is an unprecedented compilation of current theories and perspectives on women and leadership issues in schools at all levels.
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Ms. Prime Minister

Gender, Media, and Leadership

Author: Linda Trimble

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442613637

Category: Mass media

Page: 328

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Ms. Prime Minister analyzes media portrayals of the four female prime ministers of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, arguing that these women's legitimacy as political actors was sometimes affirmed, but as often questioned, by the news coverage they received.
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Developing Women Leaders

A Guide for Men and Women in Organizations

Author: Anna Marie Valerio

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359177

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

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Developing Women Leaders answers the question “How do we best develop women leaders?” with practical solutions drawn from current literature and the author’s personal interviews with high-achievers in major US companies and universities. Presents research-based, practical solutions to help people in organizations develop talented women Describes what organizations and individuals need to know about leadership competencies, personality, and leadership styles Explains gender-related issues that affect the behaviors of both women and men at work Integrates first-hand accounts by high-achieving women and men from major US companies and universities about their leadership experiences Separate chapters addressed to CEOs and Human Resource executives, managers, and women offer practical suggestions to implement in their organizations, using examples from some 'best practice' companies Has relevance across the range of all organizations including Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and small businesses Has significance for every aspect of society – business, government, law, families, careers, and health
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