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 Political Leadership in the European Union

Women's Political Leadership in the European Union

Women's political leadership in the European Union

When it comes to the top levels, unfortunately, women experience a sticky floor, a glass ceiling or a thick layer of men!

—Margot Wallstrom, vice president of the European Commission (2009)

This chapter reviews the position of women in executive office in Europe up to the end of 2009. It is mainly concerned with the member states of the European Union1 (EU) but will also examine Norway, given its leadership role in women's political advancement. The status of women in EU institutions, notably the European Commission and the European Parliament, is ...

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