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: History of Women's Public Leadership

Overview: History of Women's Public Leadership

Overview: History of women's public leadership

This chapter explores women's leadership positions tracing women's role in what most scholars recognize as the three waves of the women's movement in the United States. Since the founding of the United States, women have been leaders throughout U.S. history. This leadership role has evolved from managing a family in the private domain to serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and, as such, second in the presidential line of succession. The chapter begins with the role of women in the founding of the United States, moves ...

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