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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 35: Women's Leadership in Africa
Women's Leadership in Africa
All across Africa, women are seeking leadership positions in government with positive results because their countries are bringing about change, some more rapidly than others. Femmes Africa Solidarité (as cited in Skaine, 2008, p. 1) states that women also owe a huge debt to the past struggles of their sisters and the continuance of their struggle today. In Africa, the legacy of women leading is strong. Maulana Karenga (2006) stated that the tradition began with women pharaohs in ancient Egypt, such as Hatshepsut, and has continued with ruling queens and queen ...