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Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership
Journey Toward Equity

January 2021 | 372 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
While women in the United States account for nearly half the workforce, they continue to encounter unique personal, social, and structural dynamics as leaders. Authors Lisa DeFrank Cole and Sherylle J. Tan explore these dynamics and more in Women and Leadership: Journey Towards Equity.  Grounded in leadership theory and research, this text delves into the barriers and challenges women face on their leadership journeys, including stereotypes, bias, inequality, discrimination, and domestic responsibilities.  The text includes several chapters devoted to strategies and tools for overcoming obstacles, creating structural change, and moving towards greater equity. 

Chapter 1: Why Study Women and Leadership
Chapter 2: Historical Context
Chapter 3: Social Context
Chapter 4: Relevant Leadership Approaches and Theories
Chapter 5: Gender Differences in Norms, Styles, and Effectiveness
Chapter 6: Implications of Stereotypes and Bias
Chapter 7: Consequence of and Solutions for Inequality and Discrimination
Chapter 8: Work, Family, and Life Responsibilities
Chapter 9: Global and Cross-Cultural Leadership
Chapter 10: Developing Leader Identity and Leadership Capacities
Chapter 11: Navigating the Labyrinth
Chapter 12: Invisible Systems and Creating Structural Change
Chapter 13: Movement towards Equity

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