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 Biology

Women's leadership in biology

Today in the United States and elsewhere, women are underrepresented in the sciences, technology, and engineering, or in the hard sciences, as well as in secondary or higher education in many nations around the globe where often “girls are still held back by presumptions that educating them will be a ‘waste’… and that girls are less capable than boys” (Seager, 2009, p. 80).

The focus of this chapter is women's leadership in the hard sciences. Hard sciences refer to the fields of physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and their subfields. The biological ...

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