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.

Women as Leaders in Executive Service

Women as leaders in executive service

In January 2009, Hillary Rodham Clinton was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as his secretary of state. When she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 21, Clinton became the third woman to serve as secretary of state in the history of the United States. Yet a mere 12 years ago, the position had been held only by men. In fact, of 66 secretaries of state who have served since 1789 when the position was first created, the overwhelming majority (97%) have been men (U.S. State ...

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