"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.
From the Circuit Rider
review: "The statistics are sobering. After all the gains by women in the U.S. over the last three decades and a highly-publicized, serious bid for the White House, this work edited by Barbara Kellerman and Deborah Rhode documents that women’s leadership opportunities are still far from equal. Women account for less than one fifth of law firm partners, federal judges, college presidents, and congressional representatives; two percent of Fortune 500 CEOs and only eight percent of corporate leadership positions. Women make up one half of the students in seminaries and divinity schools, but only three percent of pastors of large-membership Protestant congregations." (Click to read the entire review.)