The Difference 'Difference' Makes: Women and Leadership / Edition 1

The Difference 'Difference' Makes: Women and Leadership / Edition 1

by Deborah Rhode
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804746354

ISBN-13: 9780804746359

Pub. Date: 12/16/2002

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Why are women so dramatically underrepresented in formal leadership positions-and what can be done to improve the situation? This unique collection takes up these questions in the crucial practical concepts of law, politics, and business-the arenas in which women's leadership has the most public influence. Bridging the worlds of theory and practice, the essays in…  See more details below

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Why are women so dramatically underrepresented in formal leadership positions-and what can be done to improve the situation? This unique collection takes up these questions in the crucial practical concepts of law, politics, and business-the arenas in which women's leadership has the most public influence. Bridging the worlds of theory and practice, the essays in this collection bring new insights to long-standing questions about the difference gender difference makes, both in access to leadership and in its exercise.

The contributors to this collection represent some of the nation's most distinguished women leaders and most respected scholars on women and leadership, and reflect a distinctive array of perspectives and backgrounds. Among others, they include former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder; former NOW president Patricia Ireland; the Right Honorable Kim Campbell, former prime minister of Canada; and Judith Resnik, the Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School. Written in accessible, lively prose, and informed by a wealth of scholarship and personal experience, this collection should appeal to a broad audience.

About the Author
Deborah L. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and Director of the Keck Center on Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession at Stanford University School of Law.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804746359
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
12/16/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
446,928
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Foreword
IIntroduction
1The Difference "Difference" Makes3
IIWhat Difference Does Difference Make?
2You've Come a Long Way, Baby - and You've Got Miles to Go53
3What's the Difference? A Comment on Deborah Rhode's "The Difference 'Difference' Makes"59
4A Question About Women and the Leadership Option66
5Can They Do It? Can Law Firms, Corporate Counsel Departments, and Governmental Agencies Create a Level Playing Field for Women Attorneys?76
IIIWhen Does Difference Make a Difference?
6Women's Leadership: Perspectives from a Recovering Politician85
7Making the Case: Women in Law90
8Where Have All the Sisters Gone?98
9Multicultural Women and Leadership Opportunities: Meeting the Challenges of Diversity in the American Legal Profession102
10Elected to Lead: A Challenge to Women in Public Office109
11Different Rulers - Different Rules121
IVChanging the Context and Changing the Cast: Breaking the Barriers to Gender Equality
12Using Difference to Make a Difference129
13Are We Preparing Ourselves to Lead?144
14Breaking the Barriers to Equality168
15Did I Forget to tell You I'm in Control?172
16Some Thoughts on Dealing with Cultural Bias Against Women176
VWhat About Men?
17Strategies for Developing White Men as Change Agents for Women Leaders181
18What Men Can Give to Women's Quest for Leadership185
VIMeeting the Challenges
19Progress Versus Equality: Are We There Yet?193
20Women, Meeting (Again), in and Beyond the United States203
Selected Bibliography217
Index225

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