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

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

by Barbara Kellerman
     
 

“This book provides the most comprehensive account to date of women’s persistent underrepresentation in leadership roles, why it matters, and what can be done to change it.”—From the Foreword by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.)

 

Despite recent progress, women seeking leadership positions face persistent and

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“This book provides the most comprehensive account to date of women’s persistent underrepresentation in leadership roles, why it matters, and what can be done to change it.”—From the Foreword by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.)

 

Despite recent progress, women seeking leadership positions face persistent and pervasive barriers. These include gender bias in leadership opportunities, gender inequalities in family responsibilities, inflexibilities in workplace structures, and inadequacies in social polices.

 

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787988333
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/03/2007
Series:
J-B Warren Bennis Series, #141
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
205,396
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

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

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

PART ONE. GENDER DIFFERENCES AND GENDER STEREOTYPES

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

PART TWO. LEADERSHIP IN CONTEXT: WOMEN IN POLITICS

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

PART THREE. LEADERSHIP REDEFINED: AUTHORITY, AUTHENTICITY, POWER

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

PART FOUR. REDEFINING THE PROBLEM, RECASTING THE SOLUTIONS

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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