- Subject index
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 72: Women's Leadership in Engineering
Women's Leadership in Engineering
Just a century ago, the common perception was that engineering was a field best suited for men. Although this perception has gradually changed over the past 100 years, the fundamental picture of the engineer remains a predominantly masculine one. Women began slowly populating college-level engineering classrooms in the 1950s and 1960s; however, the numbers of women were small compared to those of their male counterparts. It was not until the women's movement in the 1970s that women began entering engineering in greater numbers. This chapter explores the historical ...