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

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Women and Leadership brings together in one comprehensive volume preeminent scholars from a range of disciplines to address the challenges involving women and leadership. These experts explore when and how women exercise power and what stands in their way. This groundbreaking volume offers readers an informed analysis of the state of women and leadership and offers the most informed and current thinking on

·        The perils of stereotypes

·        The importance of leadership style

·        Gender differences in the decision to seek leadership roles

·        Lessons from women leaders

·        “Opt out” patterns and the need for flexible career paths

·        Global inequalities and initiatives

·        Strategies that get women to the top 


Women and Leadership is indispensable for understanding recent progress  toward equal opportunity and the challenges that remain.

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Editorial Reviews

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

"This book is a good read for men and women from all professions." (Supply Management, Thursday 15th November 2007)

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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: 220,630
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Kellerman is Research Director of the Center for Public Leadership and Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government. She served as the Center's Executive Director from 2000-2003. Kellerman has held professorships at Fordham, Tufts, Fairleigh Dickinson, George Washington, and Uppsala Universities. She also served as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at Fairleigh Dickinson, and as Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Leadership at the Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland. She was awarded a Danforth Fellowship and three Fulbright fellowships. At Uppsala (1996-97), she held the Fulbright Chair in American Studies. Kellerman is author and editor of many books. She appears often on media outlets such as CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, NPR, and BBC Radio; and she has contributed articles and reviews to, among others, 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 of Law and Director of the Stanford Center on Ethics.  She is the former Director of the Keck Center on Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession at Stanford University School of Law; the former chair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession and the former president of the Association of American Law Schools.  She also served as senior counsel to the Minority members of the Judiciary Committee, the United States House of Representatives, on presidential impeachment issues. She is the second most frequently cited scholar on legal ethics and the National Law Journal has profiled her as one of the country's fifty most influential women lawyers.  She has received the American Bar Foundation's W. M. Keck Foundation Award for Distinguished Scholarship on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and the American Bar Association's Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on expanding public service opportunities in law schools. She  clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall before she joined the Stanford faculty.  She is a former director of Stanford's Institute for Research on Women and Gender and writes primarily in the area of legal ethics and gender discrimination.  She is currently a columnist for the National Law Journal and Vice Chair of the Board of the NOW Legal Defense Fund.  She has also served as a trustee of Yale University and member of the board of Equal Rights Advocates. She is the author or coauthor 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 Leadership 65
Nannerl O. Keohane

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

3. Overcoming Resistance to Women Leaders: The Importance of Leadership 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 at the “Woman Question” 175
Anita F. Hill


6. Opening the Door: Women Leaders and Constitution Building in Iran 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 and the 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 Challenge 311
Ronald A. Heifetz

12. Bringing Your Whole Self to Work: Lessons in Authentic Engagement 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 Paths 407
Silvia Ann Hewlett

16. Isn’t She Delightful? Creating Relationships That Get Women 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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