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 as Leaders in Academia

Overview: Women as leaders in academia

In 2007 Drew Gilpin Faust was appointed president of Harvard University, the nation's oldest and one of its most prestigious institutions. To many, her appointment was a deeply symbolic victory of the 200-year-old struggle for women to be viewed as leaders and professionals within higher education on a par with their male colleagues. Equally important to others was that President Faust was not alone. One of her colleagues, Ruth Simmons (who preceded Faust to the presidency), was the first African American woman to head an Ivy League institution. In ...

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