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 Asia

Women's Leadership in Asia

Women's leadership in Asia

Women in Asia represent a quarter of the world's population. They are now taking a multitude of leadership roles and overcoming barriers such as illiteracy, poverty, violence, and discrimination. From housewives to leaders, women who have changed Asia have shown courage, shared immense popularity, and sacrificed their personal lives. Students of Asian Studies have wondered why so many women have been elected prime ministers and presidents in Asia and more are likely to follow.

Historical Influences

The entire world was affected after the World War I. It gave rise to poverty. Movements ...

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