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 Conservative Women's Organizations

Women as Leaders in Conservative Women's Organizations

Women as leaders in conservative women's organizations

Hillary Rodham Clinton's impressive run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 generated national attention to women in politics. Once she left the race, however, discussions about gender, sexism, and elections were muted. Enter Sarah Palin. Unlike Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sarah Palin is decidedly conservative and her candidacy suggests we need to gain better insights into conservative women political leaders. Palin differs from many feminists in that she opposes legal abortion, favors limited government involvement in social programs, endorses tax cuts and ...

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