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 Lawyers as Leaders

Women lawyers as leaders

This chapter begins with an overview of the history of women in legal education and the legal profession, including references to some of the pathbreaking women lawyer leaders. It then highlights women's experiences in certain segments of the legal profession, including as Supreme Court advocates, judges, and members of women's legal advocacy groups. Following snapshots of women's contemporary experiences in law firms, government service, the judiciary, and legal academia, the chapter offers a few thoughts on why it matters that women have served, and continue to serve, as ...

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