Women and Leadership

Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190614714

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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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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 leadership roles has grown dramatically. This original and important book identifies the challenges faced by women in positions of leadership, and discusses the intersection between theories of leadership and feminism. Examines models of feminist leadership, feminist influences on leadership styles and agendas, and the diversity of theoretical and ethnic perspectives of feminist leaders Addresses how diverse women lead, how feminist principles contribute to leadership, the influence of ethnic groups and the barriers that women face as leaders Transforms existing models of leadership by incorporating gender issues Looks to the future of feminist leadership and identifies what must be done to train and mentor the next generation of feminist leaders
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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

Concepts, History, and Case Studies

Author: George R. Goethals,Crystal L. Hoyt

Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781614720324

Category:

Page: 200

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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 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 around the World

Author: Faith Wambura Ngunjiri,Susan R. Madsen,Karen A. Longman,Cynthia Cherrey

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681231514

Category: Education

Page: 331

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Women and Leadership around the World is the third volume in a new series of books (Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice) that will is now being published to inform leadership scholars and practitioners. The purpose of this volume is to explore areas of women’s leadership in four regions around the world: the Middle East, Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Hence, we have included 14 chapters that cover a wide range of important topics relevant to women and leadership within specific contexts around the world. Our goal for this volume is to provide readers with explorations of women’s experiences as leaders, including recent research studies, analysis and interpretation of statistics unpacking the status of women in various sectors and countries, stories of influential women leaders with national or local spheres of influence, and including recommendations for positive change to increase women’s access to positions of authority. The volume contributors use various theories and conceptualizations to problematize, historicize, and analyze women’s limited access to power, and their agency as leaders from the grassroots to the national scene, from education to nonprofits and business organizations. Overall, the book contributes interpretations of the status of women in various countries, presenting the stories behind the numbers and statistics and uncovering not only challenges but also opportunities for resiliency and effectiveness as leaders. The authors offer recommendations for change that cross national boundaries, such as structural changes in organizations that would open the door for more women to access positions of authority and be effective as leaders. It is rare to find a book with such a diverse array of topics and countries, making this a timely contribution to the literature on women and leadership. The authors remind us to continue to expand the literature base on women and leadership, drawing from both qualitative and quantitative studies as well as conceptual explorations of women as leaders in different countries, regions, indigenous communities, and across different sectors. The more we know, the better informed will be our efforts to create appropriate leadership development activities and experiences for emerging women leaders and girls around the world. This book contributes significantly to that very effort.
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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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How I Changed My Mind about Women in Leadership

Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals

Author: Alan F. Johnson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310293154

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Well-known evangelical leaders from a broad range of denominational affiliations and ethnic diversity share their surprising journeys from a restrictive view about women in leadership to an open, inclusive view that recognizes a full shared partnership of leadership in the home and in the ministries of the church based on gifts not gender.
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Women and Leadership in Higher Education

Author: Karen A. Longman,Susan R. Madsen

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1623968216

Category: Education

Page: 257

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Women and Leadership in Higher Education is the first volume in a new series of books (Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice) that will be published in upcoming years to inform leadership scholars and practitioners. This book links theory, research, and practice of women’s leadership in various higher education contexts and offers suggestions for future leadership development strategies. This volume focuses on the field of higher education, particularly within the context of the United States—a sector that serves a majority of students at all degree levels who are women, yet lacks parity by women in senior leadership roles. The book’s fifteen chapters present both hard facts regarding the current demographic realities within higher education and fresh thinking about how progress can and must be made in order for U.S. higher education to benefit from the perspectives of women at the senior leadership table. The book’s opening section provides data and analysis in addressing “The State of Women and Leadership in Higher Education”; the second section offers descriptions of three effective models for women’s leadership development at the national and institutional levels; the third section draws from recent research to present “Women’s Experiences and Contributions in Higher Education Leadership.” The book concludes with five shorter chapters written by current and former college and university presidents who offer “Lessons from the Trenches” for the benefit of those who follow. In short, the thesis of the book is that our world is changing; higher education collectively, as well as institutions of all types, must change. Bringing more women into leadership is critical to the goal of moving our society and world forward in healthier ways.
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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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Indian Women in Leadership

Author: Rajashi Ghosh,Gary McLean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319688162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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This book provides intriguing insights into the development of highly qualified women leaders in diverse Indian contexts and their role at national and organizational levels. While India has made enormous economic strides in the past few decades, gender inequality and underutilization of female talent remain deeply rooted and widely spread in many parts of Indian society. This book addresses an urgent need to stop treating Indian women as under-developed human capital and begin realizing their potential as leaders of quality work. This book will fill the gap of research on international leadership for students, academics, and multinational organizations.
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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: 8742

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 in Islamic Law

A Critical Analysis of Classical Legal Texts

Author: David Solomon Jalajel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317302737

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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Islamic law has traditionally prohibited women from being prayer leaders and heads of state. A small number of Muslims today are beginning to challenge this stance, but they face considerable opposition from the broader Muslim community. ‘Women and Leadership in Islamic Law’ examines the assumption within much existing feminist scholarship that the patriarchal nature of pre-Islamic and early Muslim Near Eastern Society is the primary reason for the development of Islamic legal rulings prohibiting women from leadership positions. It claims that the evolution of Islamic law was a complex process, shaped by numerous cultural, historical, political and social factors, as well as scriptural sources whose importance cannot be dismissed. Therefore, the book critically examines a broad survey of legal works from the four canonical Sunni schools of law to determine the factors that influenced the development of the legal rulings prohibiting women from assuming various leadership roles. The passages that elaborate rulings about women’s leadership are presented in translation as an appendix to the research, and are then subjected to a variety of critical analyses to identify the reasons, influences, and assumptions underlying those rulings. This is the first time works of all four schools of law have been subjected to this kind of analysis for the express purpose of determining the extent to which gender attitudes have influenced and determined the rulings. This book will therefore be a vital resource for students and scholars of Islamic Studies, Religious Studies and Gender Studies.
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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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Engineering

Women and Leadership

Author: Corri Zoli

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 159829668X

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

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In this book we explore a sea change occurring in leadership for academic women in the sciences and engineering. Our approach is a two-pronged one: On the one hand, we outline the nature of the changes and their sources, both in various literatures and from program research results. On the other hand, we specify and provide detail about the persistent problems and obstacles that remain as barriers to women s full participation in academic science and engineering, their career advancement and success, and, most important, their role as leaders in making change. At the heart of this book is our goal to give some shape to the research, practice, and programs developed by women academic leaders making institutional change in the sciences and engineering."
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Women and Educational Leadership

Author: Margaret Grogan,Charol Shakeshaft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470933497

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This groundbreaking book presents a new way of looking at leadership that is anchored in research on women leaders in education. The authors examine how successful women in education lead and offer suggestions and ideas for developing and honing these exemplary leadership practices. Women and Educational Leadership shows how the qualities that characterize women's approaches to leadership differ from traditional approaches?whether the traditional leader is a woman or a man. The authors reveal that women leaders are more collaborative by nature and demonstrate a commitment to social justice. They tend to bring an instructional focus to leadership, include spiritual dimensions in their work, and strive for balance between the personal and professional. This important book offers a new model of leadership that shifts away from the traditional heroic notion of leadership to the collective account of leadership that focuses on leadership for a specific purpose—like social justice. The authors include illustrative examples of leaders who have brought diverse groups to work toward common ground. They also show how leadership is a way to facilitate and support the work of organizational members. The ideas and suggestions presented throughout the book can help the next generation fulfill the promise of a new tradition of leadership. Women and Educational Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series.
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Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership

A Cross-Cultural Analysis

Author: Yonjoo Cho,Rajashi Ghosh,Judy Y. Sun,Gary N. McLean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319549960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This book explores the unique socioeconomic challenges encountered by female leaders in China, India, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries where traditional cultural expectations and modernized values coexist. It provides insight into gender inequality and underutilization of female talent as well as ways to develop highly qualified women in organizations. Chapters from expert contributors analyze the similarities and differences between each Asian country, the organizational and institutional challenges for women in the workplace, and how they balance work-family relationships. It will appeal to researchers and students in human resource development, management, leadership, Asia studies, women’s studies, and political science, among others.
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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.
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Women and Leadership

Author: Nancy Furstinger

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448884063

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8860

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.
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