Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons

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A powerful call to action for achieving equality in leadership.

Women make up fewer than ten per cent of national leaders worldwide, and behind this eye-opening statistic lies a pattern of unequal access to power. Through conversations with some of the world's most powerful and interesting women--including Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Michelle Bachelet, and Theresa May--Women and Leadership explores gender bias and asks why there aren't more women in leadership roles.
 

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Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons

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Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia, and Okonjo-Iweala (Reforming the Unreformable), the former finance minister of Nigeria, offer a unique study of female leadership based on ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue Why are we writing this book?
1
Doing the numbers
19
Our framework
27
Introducing our women
40
You go girl
107
Its all about the hair
128
Shrill or soft the style
153
Shes a bit of a bitch
174
A special place in hell
211
Modernday Salem
234
The rolemodelling riddle
254
The standout lessons from eight lives
274
Annex Snapshots of the pathways to power
303
Notes
309
Acknowledgements
321
Copyright

Whos minding the kids?
191

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About the author (2021)

Julia Gillard was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 2010 to 2013. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was Nigeria's Minister of Finance from 2003 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2015, and Foreign Minister in 2006. She was Managing Director of the World Bank from 2007 to 2011, overseeing South Asia, Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. She is the author of Reforming the Unreformable: Lessons from Nigeria (MIT Press).

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