Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for Change / Edition 1

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Women and Leadership brings together in one comprehensivevolume preeminent scholars from a range of disciplines to addressthe challenges involving women and leadership. These expertsexplore when and how women exercise power and what stands in theirway. This groundbreaking volume offers readers an informed analysisof the state of women and leadership and offers the most informedand current thinking on

·        The perils ofstereotypes

·        The importanceof leadership style

·        Genderdifferences in the decision to seek leadership roles

·        Lessons fromwomen leaders

·        “Optout” patterns and the need for flexible career paths

·        Globalinequalities and initiatives

·        Strategies thatget women to the top 


Women and Leadership is indispensable for understandingrecent progress  toward equal opportunity and the challengesthat remain.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Moving from the theoretical to the practical, contributors alsooffer strategies that can increase women's presence in leadershippositions across the globe. Highly recommended." (Choice,Jan 2008)

"This book is a good read for men and women from allprofessions." (Supply Management, Thursday 15th November2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787988333
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/3/2007
  • Series: J-B Warren Bennis Series , #141
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 158,066
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Kellerman is Research Director of the Center forPublic Leadership and Lecturer in Public Policy at HarvardUniversitys Kennedy School of Government. She served as theCenter's Executive Director from 2000-2003. Kellerman has heldprofessorships at Fordham, Tufts, Fairleigh Dickinson, GeorgeWashington, and Uppsala Universities. She also served as Dean ofGraduate Studies and Research at Fairleigh Dickinson, and asDirector of the Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership at theAcademy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. She wasawarded a Danforth Fellowship and three Fulbright fellowships. AtUppsala (1996-97), she held the Fulbright Chair in AmericanStudies. Kellerman is author and editor of many books. She appearsoften on media outlets such as CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, NPR, and BBCRadio; and she has contributed articles and reviews to, amongothers, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe,the Los Angeles Times, and the Harvard Business Review.

Deborah L. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor ofLaw and Director of the Stanford Center on Ethics.  Sheis the former Director of the Keck Center on Legal Ethics and theLegal Profession at Stanford University School of Law; the formerchair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in theProfession and the former president of the Association of AmericanLaw Schools.  She also served as senior counsel to theMinority members of the Judiciary Committee, the United StatesHouse of Representatives, on presidential impeachment issues. Sheis the second most frequently cited scholar on legal ethics and theNational Law Journal has profiled her as one of the country's fiftymost influential women lawyers.  She has received theAmerican Bar Foundation's W. M. Keck Foundation Award forDistinguished Scholarship on Legal Ethics and ProfessionalResponsibility, and the American Bar Association's Pro Bono PublicoAward for her work on expanding public service opportunities in lawschools. She  clerked for Supreme CourtJustice Thurgood Marshall before she joined the Stanfordfaculty.  She is a former director of Stanford'sInstitute for Research on Women and Gender and writes primarily inthe area of legal ethics and gender discrimination.  Sheis currently a columnist for the National Law Journal and ViceChair of the Board of the NOW Legal Defense Fund.  Shehas also served as a trustee of Yale University and member of theboard of Equal Rights Advocates. She is the author orcoauthor of fifteen books and over 100 articles.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.)

Women and Leadership: The State of Play 1
Deborah L. Rhode, Barbara Kellerman


1. Crossing the Bridge: Reflections on Women and Leadership65
Nannerl O. Keohane

2. The Great Women Theory of Leadership? Perils of PositiveStereotypes and Precarious Pedestals 93
Todd L. Pittinsky, Laura M. Bacon, Brian Welle

3. Overcoming Resistance to Women Leaders: The Importance ofLeadership Style 127
Linda L. Carli and Alice H. Eagly

4. Women, Leadership, and the Natural Order 149
Rosalind Chait Barnett

5. What Difference Will Women Judges Make? Looking Once More atthe “Woman Question” 175
Anita F. Hill


6. Opening the Door: Women Leaders and Constitution Building inIran and Afghanistan 197
Pippa Norris

7. Will Gender Balance in Politics Come by Itself? 227
Drude Dahlerup

8. The Future of Women’s Political Leadership: Gender andthe Decision to Run for Elective Office 251
Richard L. Fox

9. It’s Woman Time 271
Marie C. Wilson

10. She’s the Candidate! A Woman for President 283
Ruth B. Mandel


11. Leadership, Authority, and Women: A Man’s Challenge311
Ronald A. Heifetz

12. Bringing Your Whole Self to Work: Lessons in AuthenticEngagement from Women Leaders 329
Laura Morgan Roberts

13. Women and Power: New Perspectives on Old Challenges 361
Evangelina Holvino

14. Women in Corporate Leadership: Status and Prospects 383
Katherine Giscombe


15. Off-Ramps and On-Ramps: Women’s Nonlinear Career Paths407
Silvia Ann Hewlett

16. Isn’t She Delightful? Creating Relationships That GetWomen to the Top (and Keep Them There) 431
Karen L. Prouvédford

17. Disrupting Gender, Revising Leadership 453
Debra Meyerson, Robin Ely, Laura Wernick

Acknowledgments 475

Contributors 477

Index 489

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