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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 ...

Women as Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Government Ministers
Women as presidents, prime ministers, and government ministers

In 1995 national leaders from more than 100 countries gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. This group of national leaders was overwhelmingly male, including only 6 women. At the UN World Summit 10 years later, women were again only 8 of the more than 170 national leaders in attendance. Today, of the more than 190 countries in the world, a woman is the national leader of only 11.

A female in the top leadership position of a country, such as Michelle Bachelet ...

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