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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 38: Women's Leadership in the South Pacific
Women's Leadership in the South Pacific
Helen Clark turned 50 years old on February 26, 2000, not long after becoming New Zealand's first elected woman prime minister. At her birthday celebrations, she said that she wanted to “lead a long-lived and successful government” (Espiner, 2007, p. E4), an ambition she achieved by heading the Social Democratic Labour government for an uninterrupted period of 9 years from 1999 to 2008. Her tenure coincided with New Zealand women holding every key constitutional position, an achievement that placed the country alongside the Nordic nations in terms of ...