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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 to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 18: The Mentor Gap: A Barrier to Women in Legislative Leadership
The Mentor Gap: A Barrier to Women in Legislative Leadership
On Capitol Hill and in statehouses across the country, every political leader has a story illustrating the significance and value of a mentor. For African American women in Washington, D.C., that powerful resource often comes dressed in red and wearing the sorority pin of Delta Sigma Theta (Coller, 2009). Being a Delta opens doors to political and social opportunities, helps new arrivals to D.C. in connecting to influential people, and fosters emotional support when challenges arise. The Deltas claim a virtual ...