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Kathleen Iannello

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

Chapter 8: Women's Leadership and Third-Wave Feminism

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Women's Leadership and Third-Wave Feminism
Women's leadership and third-wave feminism

Leadership is a term that women strive to claim as their own. Whether in the halls of Congress, the corporate boardroom, or the privacy of the home, women's leadership challenges traditional notions of the concept. Throughout the ages images of leadership feature men in uniform and men in positions of power, whether it be military, government, or market. The traditional view of leaders is imbued with male images of “heroes,” who issue orders, lead the troops—save the day. But leadership has another face. It is the face ...

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