The Difference

The Difference "Difference" Makes: Women and Leadership

by Deborah L. Rhode


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804746342
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 12/17/2002
Edition description: 1
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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 Law School.

Table of Contents

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

What People are Saying About This

Marie C. Wilson

This necessary and comprehensive survey of 'difference' will increase awareness of the importance of including women in all aspects of public life. Rhode's research illustrates the lingering inequities of the leadership opportunities available to women.
—President, The White House Project

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