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 Political Ambition

Women's Political Ambition

Women's political ambition

Cheryl Perry made partner at her prestigious law firm in Hartford, Connecticut, when she was only 33 years old. She is active in her legal community, holding positions with her city's bar association and the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. She served as one of the youngest members of the coordinating committee for the 1996 Olympic Games. And she regularly attends school board and city council meetings in her community because she believes it is important to “stay involved, follow politics, and know what's going on.” Several of her peers in the legal ...

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