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 as Leaders in Professional Sport

Women as Leaders in Professional Sport

Women as leaders in professional sport

Similar to many other professions, the domain of sport has traditionally been associated with men and masculinity (Roth & Basow, 2004). Sport is not exempt from societal pressures, and though it has been historically unwelcome to women, there has been a shift in focus to bring women and other minorities into the fold in recent years (Smith, 1995). Although many reasons can be given for the increased number of women working in professional sport organizations, the one most commonly cited is the passage and implementation of Title IX, which ...

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