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 Leaders in the Business and Profit Sector

Overview: Women Leaders in the Business and Profit Sector

Overview: Women leaders in the business and profit sector

Women have been leading in the business and for-profit sector for longer than our memories and possibly our history can accurately account. This chapter starts, necessarily, with definitions. Leadership is the process whereby an individual influences a group of other individuals to find and/or achieve a common goal. The processes are inherently behavioral although they derive from individual, cultural, and social cognitions (which include values, scripts, intentions, and other expectations). Leaders require a repertoire of individual competencies, or ...

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