Women and leadership: the state of play and strategies for change
Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Imprint, Aug 3, 2007 - Business & Economics - 501 pages
“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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Really enjoyed this one. I gained a lot of insight on women and leadership, but I think I'd like to give all the credit to my superb professor who assigned this.
Review: Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for ChangeUser Review - Christina Mitchell - Goodreads
The state of play is a reiteration of what we already know: women are still being passed over or withheld from leadership positions in business. This is for well-known and understood reasons. Reasons ... Read full review
The State of Play
Reflections on Women
The Great Women Theory of Leadership? Perils
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