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.

Overview: Women's Leadership in the Global Context

Overview: Women's Leadership in the Global Context

Overview: Women's leadership in the global context

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland aptly describes the rationale of having women in leadership roles: “Society that is without the voice and vision of women is not less feminine, it is less human” (Robinson, 2003). Still, even in the 21st century, men of any class, caste, race, ethnicity, or nationality are more able to acquire leadership positions than are women from their respective categories. This chapter discusses the implications of this phenomenon for women's leadership in the global context. It provides an overview of women's political ...

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