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's Organizations as Leaders in Finding and Supporting Female Candidates

Women's Organizations as Leaders in Finding and Supporting Female Candidates

Women's organizations as leaders in finding and supporting female candidates

Over the past 3 decades, the percentage of women holding elective office has increased considerably. One of the many factors contributing to increases in the number of women holding political office has been the rise of women's organizations (Cook, Thomas, & Wilcox, 1994; Day & Hadley, 2005; Nelson, 1994; Witt, Paget, & Matthews, 1994). These groups, which often champion progressive and feminist causes, but also include those with conservative political leanings, ...

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