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 Leadership in Liberal PACs

Women's leadership in liberal pacs

Created by women and largely funded by women to elect women, women's political action committees (PACs) epitomize women's leadership in many ways. These organizations were formed by women, many of whom were already leaders, to elect women and ultimately make them leaders. Furthermore, donations to women's PACs, at least historically, have largely come from another type of female leader—those who have enough money to give.

This chapter explores the topic of women's leadership through the lens of progressive women's PACs. These organizations have existed for more than 30 years with varied success. ...

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