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 Corporate America

Women's Leadership in Corporate America

Women's leadership in corporate America

The statistics documenting women's advancement paint a mixed picture. On the one hand, although women's representation in the U.S. workforce is near equal to that of men's (49.8% as of fall 2009; Belkin, 2009), women are consistently underrepresented in upper management (Catalyst, 2007; Gutek, 1993; Wells, 2001) and receive less compensation when controlling for career type, level, age, and education (Schneer & Reitman, 1995; Stroh, Brett, & Reilly, 1992). For example, in 2008 women made up 50.8% of managerial, professional, and related positions in the U.S. ...

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