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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 ...

Overview: Women in Sports
Overview: Women in sports

Before discussing the place of women in leadership positions in sport, it is first important to understand the basic history and elements of the sport industry. Although organized sport has been around since 776 B.C.E. and the commencement of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece, the modern history of the industry really began in feudal England with the formation of jockey clubs to organize and monitor thoroughbred racing. The formation of the English Football Association for soccer in 1863, the establishment of the National League for professional baseball ...

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