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Judith Gentleman

In: Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook

Chapter 36: Women's Leadership in Latin America

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Women's Leadership in Latin America
Women's leadership in Latin America

In what has been one of Latin America's most conservative societies, cultural change has swept away at least some vestiges of patriarchal architecture, enabling that society to elect the first female president of a Latin American country to have won the position independently. Michelle Bachelet's election as president of Chile in 2006 marked a turning point for Latin American societies with regard to the possibilities for women's leadership. Although not all societies in Latin America have reached the watershed point seen in Chile, the change in status ...

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