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 Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Women as Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Women as entrepreneurs and business owners

The word entrepreneur has a precise definition: It means an individual who founds a firm that creates new markets and customers. The term business owner has a wider reach: It includes those who take over an established operation or acquire majority control. Here the terms entrepreneur and business owner are used interchangeably. This chapter also follows the federal definition for a woman-owned business. In 1997, to state more accurately which businesses should be eligible for set-asides in government procurement and federally funded programming, ...

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