Women and Leadership: Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices / Edition 1

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Over the past thirty years the number of women assuming leadership roles has grown dramatically. This original and important book identifies the challenges faced by women in positions of leadership, and discusses the intersection between theories of leadership and feminism.

  • Examines models of feminist leadership, feminist influences on leadership styles and agendas, and the diversity of theoretical and ethnic perspectives of feminist leaders
  • Addresses how diverse women lead, how feminist principles contribute to leadership, the influence of ethnic groups and the barriers that women face as leaders
  • Transforms existing models of leadership by incorporating gender issues
  • Looks to the future of feminist leadership and identifies what must be done to train and mentor the next generation of feminist leaders
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The promise and the power to transform leadership theory, practice, and research are given voice through the innovative data and diverse topics, contributors, and contexts explored in this impressive text.”
Janice D. Yoder, University of Akron

“Chin offers a timely collection of readings about past and present leaders…includes contributions from many respected and successful women…carefully crafted…excellent references enhance the discussion.”

"I opened this book with enthusiasm… .There is much to be appreciated." Times Higher Education Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405155823
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/29/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Lau Chin is Professor and Dean of the Derner Institute at Adelphi University. She is a licensed psychologist and has held various leadership and management roles as executive director of a community health center, co-director of a child guidance clinic and regional director at a managed care company.

Bernice Lott is Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Rhode Island and is a former Dean of its University College.

Joy K. Rice is a clinical psychologist, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Emerita Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Janis Sanchez-Hucles is Professor of Psychology at Old Dominion University and works part-time as a clinical psychologist, consultant, and trainer.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors     viii
Foreword   Alice Eagly     xvi
Overview: Women and Leadership: Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices   Jean Lau Chin     1
Models of Leadership and Women: Reconciling the Discourses on Women, Feminism, and Leadership   Bernice Lott     19
Conducted Monotones to Coacted Harmonies: A Feminist (Re)conceptualization of Leadership Addressing Race, Class, and Gender   Karen L. Suyemoto   Mary B. Ballou     35
Diverse Feminist Communication Styles: Challenges to Women and Leadership   Ann S. Yabusaki     55
Women as Academic Leaders: Living the Experience from Two Perspectives   A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert   Judith E. N. Albino     69
Toward Culturally Competent, Gender-Equitable Leadership: Assessing Outcomes of Women's Leadership in Diverse Contexts   Ester R. Shapiro   Jennifer M. Leigh     88
Gender and Leadership in the Corporate World: A Multiperspective Model   Karen Korabik   Roya Ayman     106
Collaboration and Leadership   Joy K. Rice     125
Leadership Through Policy Development: Collaboration, Equity, Empowerment, and Multiculturalism   Norine G. Johnson   Florence L. Denmark   Dorothy W. Cantor   Diane F. Halpern   Gwendolyn Puryear Keita     140
Collaborative Leadership and Social Advocacy Among Women's Organizations   Joy K. Rice   Asuncion Miteria Austria     157
Women, Collaboration, and Social Change: An Ethics-Based Model of Leadership   Marlene G. Fine     177
Strategic Planning: Gender, Collaborative Leadership, and Organizational Change   Margaret E. Madden     192
From Margin to Center: The Voices of Diverse Feminist Leaders   Janis Sanchez-Hucles   Penny Sanchez     209
Increasing Diverse Women Leadership in Corporate America: Climbing Concrete Walls and Shattering Glass Ceilings!   Penny Sanchez   Phillip Hucles   Janis Sanchez-Hucles   Sanjay C. Mehta     228
Developing Transformational Leaders: Theory to Practice   Natalie Porter   Jessica Henderson Daniel     245
Feminist Leadership Among Latinas   Melba Vasguez   Lillian Comas-Diaz     264
Voices of Black Feminist Leaders: Making Spaces for Ourselves   Ruth L. Hall   Bra Vada Ganett-Akinsanya   Michael Hucles     281
Asian American Women Leaders: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Leadership   Debra M. Kawahara   Edna M. Esnil   Jeanette Hsu     297
Feminist Leadership Among American Indian Women   Clara Sue Kidwell   Diane J. Willis   Deborah Jones-Saumty   Dolores S. Bigfoot     314
Leadership and Collaboration among Women with Disabilities   Martha E. Banks   Linda R. Mona     330
Lesbian Women and Leadership: Which Comes First?   Nancy L. Baker   Beverly Greene     341
Conclusion: Transforming Leadership with Diverse Feminist Voices   Jean Lau Chin     355
Index     363
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