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 the Progressive Movement

Women as Leaders in the Progressive Movement

Women as leaders in the progressive movement

In the early 20th-century United States, women in the Progressive movement offered a different image of leadership from the ones found in today's guidebooks. Most of today's leadership thinking focuses on key individuals who shape organizations and drive them forward. Conventional wisdom says that leaders are found at or near the top in the management hierarchy of the modern organization or the political hierarchy of government. It is said that society needs leaders to set goals and keep the rest of us on the path to reaching ...

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