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Gender and Women's Leadership

Gender and Women's Leadership
A Reference Handbook

Two Volume Set
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July 2012 | 1 104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This work is part of the SAGE Reference Series on Leadership and provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. It covers historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, but also places a strong focus on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains. The two-volume set is centered on the 100 most important topics, issues, questions and debates specific to women and gender. By focusing on 100 key topics, more detailed information and depth of discussion is provided than typically found in an encyclopedia entry but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.

Key Themes

women and public leadership in the American context

women's global leadership

women as leaders in the business sector

the nonprofit and social service sector



public policy advocacy

the media


the arts.

"Highly recommended"


"...this title will be a fine addition to any undergraduate library, particulary those supporting programs in political science, business, history, and women's and gender studies."

Rachel Bicicchi
Millikin University
Feminist Collections

Karen P. O'Connor

Karen O’Connor (Ph.D., J.D., SUNY Buffalo) is founder and Director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University, where she has also served as Chair of the Department of Government. Previously (1977-1995), she taught in the Political Science and Law programs at Emory University. Dr. O’Connor has written, co-authored, and edited several books, including: Gendering American Politics: Perspectives from the Literature; Women and Congress: Running, Winning, and Ruling; No Neutral Ground: Abortion Politics in an Age of Absolutes; Women, Politics, and American Society, Fourth Edition; and the widely used American government college... More About Author

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