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