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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 FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work ...

Roadblocks on the Path to Political Leadership: Women's Roles in Congressional Elections, Incumbency, and Parties
Roadblocks on the path to political leadership: Women's roles in congressional elections, incumbency, and parties

On January 5, 2007, after being sworn in as the first female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Representative Nancy Pelosi announced, “Today, we have broken the marble ceiling” (“Pelosi,” 2007). Yet, she presides over a Congress that is only 16% female. In the history of Congress, only 2% of all members have been women (Center for American Women and Politics, 2010). Why is the ...

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