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Women and Leadership

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Women and Leadership

SKU# 9780826192219

A Contextual Perspective

Author: Karin Klenke PhD


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This book examines women's access to leadership roles and how these roles are perceived in society. It represents one of the first scholarly examinations of the burgeoning field of leadership. Using real-life examples and case studies of prominent women, Dr. Klenke explores the complex interactions between gender, leadership, and culture. Topics include the changing conceptions of leadership, women leaders in history, contemporary leadership theories, barriers to women's leadership, and women leaders worldwide. This volume is of primary interest to educators and students involved in women's studies programs as well as in courses in gender and leadership.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 01, 2004
  • Page Count 328
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826192219
  • EISBN 9780826197948

Table of Contents 

    Foreword by Susan Collins
  1. Changing Conceptions of Leadership
  2. Women Leaders in History
  3. Contemporary Leadership Theories: The Conceptual Thicket
  4. Women Leaders and Women Managers
  5. Women Leaders in the Media and Popular Literature
  6. Leadership and Gender in the Scientific Literature: How Real Are the Differences Between Women and Men?
  7. Visible and Not-so-Visible Barriers to Women’s leadership
  8. Contemporary Women Leaders in Different Contexts
  9. Women Leaders Worldwide: The Global Connection
  10. Leadership Education and Development: Preparing Leaders for the 21st Century
  11. Conclusions

  12. References