Through the Labyrinth

Author: Alice Hendrickson Eagly
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422116913
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. InThrough the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women’s paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women’s opportunities? Do people resist women’s leadership more than men’s? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders? This book’s rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women’s access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

Beyond the Double Bind

Author: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195089405
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Political Science

Examining the social constraints and "Catch-22s" that block the success of women no matter what roles they play, the author offers guidelines for dealing with the obstacles set up by society and condemns the victim feminism of many current writers. 35,000 first printing. UP.

Real Women Real Leaders

Author: Kathleen Hurley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119061380
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Plan your path to leadership with insight from real women at the top In Real Women, Real Leadership, twenty–four women leaders describe their personal journeys to the top, providing deep insight and a fascinating perspective on "making it" as a woman in the male–dominated business environment. They discuss their experiences and offer guidance on topics such as balancing family and career, building alliances, mentoring and being mentored, and overcoming obstacles in the business world which is still dominated by men in the senior levels of management. Drawn from a range of industries including higher education, technology, law, the military, politics, the media, and more, these stories provide the details that every ambitious woman needs to know. You′ll learn which skills, attributes, and relationships served these women best, how they overcame the obstacles thrown into their paths, and the people they credit as instrumental along the way. A self–assessment chapter helps you discover your own leadership attributes, and determine which skills you need to acquire as you formulate your own personal roadmap to the top. There are many books about women who have been excellent leaders, but Real Women, Real Leadership provides the personal, relatable testimonials from women who have navigated the opportunities and pitfalls of the business world. Each story sheds light on women′s unique leadership attributes, and provides guidance for professional women charting their own professional advancement. Learn from women leaders in a diverse range of industries Discover the leadership attributes that make the biggest impact Gain insight into work/life balance, mentors, relationships, and more Discover your leadership strengths and develop a plan forward Studies have shown that companies with three or more women board members dramatically outperform the competition in returns on equity, sales, and invested capital yet women only claim a tiny percentage of boardroom seats and top executive positions. Why? And why, when they do achieve leadership positions, do women tend to make such outstanding leaders? Real Women, Real Leadership tackles these questions and more from an in–the–trenches perspective to help you become the leader you want to be.

Breaking Through the Stained Glass Ceiling

Author: HiRho Park
Publisher: United Methodist Publishing House
ISBN: 9780938162629
Release Date: 2013-07-23
Genre: Religion

Can women successfully pastor churches of 1,000 or more? How can they possibly take care of their large, diverse flocks - and themselves? How can they balance their work/ministry with their home and family life? How do they motivate their team members and manage the occasional conflict that arises amid staffs and congregations of such size and diversity? And above all, in the midst of their call to keep their membership in love with Christ, how can they keep their own spiritual relationships fresh and vital? In Breaking Through the Stained Glass Ceiling, seasoned and anointed women pastors answer these questions and many others. In addition to a foreword by world-renowned feminist theologian Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, chapters include: "Leadership Styles"; "Work and Family"; "The Art of Conflict Management"; and much more. Woman of God, if Spirit-led ministry is what you desire, then this book is for you. In 2006, in an international meeting of United Methodist clergywomen, questions were raised about how women were breaking gender stereotypes to serve in large-membership churches. Two years later, the Lead Women Pastors Project (LWPP) - a vision of a General Board of Higher Education and Ministry staffer, the Rev. Dr. HiRho Park - was launched, with 64 clergywomen. The LWPP seeks to affirm, empower, and nurture women who pastor United Methodist churches with 1,000 or more members. The leadership team includes the Rev. Dr. Susan Willhauck, seminary professor and consultant; the Rev. Trudy Robinson; and the Rev. Patricia Farris. As a result of the LWPP, as of 2012 the UMC had 137 clergywomen, compared to 1,223 male clergy, serving as senior pastors in large churches.

Women and Leadership

Author: Deborah L. Rhode
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190614713
Release Date: 2016-10-15
Genre:

For most of recorded history, men have held nearly all of the most powerful leadership positions. Today, although women occupy an increasing percentage of leadership positions, in America they hold less than a fifth of positions in both the public and private sectors. The United States ranks 78th in the world for women's representation in political office. In politics, although women constitute a majority of the electorate, they account for only 18 percent of Congress, 10 percent of governors, and 12 percent of mayors of the nation's 100 largest cities. In academia, women account for a majority of college graduates, but only about a quarter of full professors and university presidents. In law, women are almost half of law school graduates, but only 17 percent of the equity partners of major firms, and 22 percent of Fortune 500 general counsels. In business, women constitute a third of MBA graduates, but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. In Women and Leadership, the eminent legal scholar Deborah L. Rhode focuses on women's underrepresentation in leadership roles and asks why it persists and what we can do about it. Although organizations generally stand to gain from increasing gender equity in leadership, women's underrepresentation is persistent and pervasive. Rhode explores the reasons, including women's family roles, unconscious gender bias, and exclusion from professional development networks. She stresses that we cannot address the problem at the individual level; instead, she argues that we need broad-based strategies that address the deep-seated structural and cultural conditions facing women. She surveys a range of professions-politics, management, law, and academia-and draws from a survey of prominent women to develop solutions that can successfully chip away at the imbalance. These include developing robust women-to-women networks, enacting laws and policies that address work/life imbalances, and training programs that start at an earlier age. Rhode's clear exploration of the leadership gap and her compelling policy prescriptions will make this an essential book for anyone interested in leveling the playing field for women leaders in America.

Communicative Understandings of Women s Leadership Development

Author: Elesha L. Ruminski
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739171080
Release Date: 2011-12-16
Genre: Social Science

Communicative Understandings of Women's Leadership Development: From Ceilings of Glass to Labyrinth Paths, edited by Elesha L. Ruminski and Annette M. Holba, weaves the disciplines of communication studies, leadership studies, and women's studies to offer theoretical and practical reflection about women's leadership development in academic, organizational, and political contexts. This work claims a space for women's leadership studies and acknowledges the paradigmatic shift from discussing women's leadership using the glass ceiling to what Eagly and Carli (2007) identify as the labyrinth of leadership.

Enlightened Power How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership

Author: Lin Coughlin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118046803
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

How are women transforming the practice of leadership in the 21st century? Enlightened Power is a first-of-a-kind book that answers this question--and forever changes the traditional notions involving women in leadership. The book features the accumulated wisdom of 40 influential men and women who represent the most compelling voices in the field, including: Dynamic business leaders such as Eileen Fisher (founder, Eileen Fisher, Inc.), Barbara Corcoran (founder and chairman, The Corcoran Group), and Pat Mitchell (president and CEO, PBS) Trailblazing women from other arenas such as politics (Ambassador Swanee Hunt), the military (Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer, USN), and sports (U.S. Olympian Marilyn King) Renowned thought leaders such as Riane Eisler, Rayona Sharpnack, Sally Helgesen, Peggy Klaus, Bruce Patton, Nancy J. Adler, and Gail Evans Leading-edge academics, activists, executives, entrepreneurs, and practitioners

Women of Academe

Author: Nadya Aisenberg
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 0870236075
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Education

Interviews with women professors document their entry and rise in the academic world

Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets

Author: Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422160602
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

The war for talent is heating up in emerging markets. Without enough "brain power,” multinationals can’t succeed in these markets. Yet they’re approaching the war in the wrong way--bringing in expats and engaging in bidding wars for hotshot local "male” managers. The solution is hiding in plain sight: the millions of highly educated women surging into the labor markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and the United Arab Emirates. Increasingly, these women boast better credentials, higher ambitions, and greater loyalty than their male peers. But there’s a catch: Attracting and retaining talented women in emerging economies requires different strategies than those used in mature markets. Complex cultural forces - family-related "pulls,” such as daughterly duties to parents and in-laws, and work-related "pushes,” such as extreme hours and dangerous commutes - force women to settle for dead-end jobs, switch to the public sector, or leave the workforce entirely. In Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets, Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid analyze these forces and present strategies for countering them, including: * Sustaining ambition through stretch opportunities and international assignments * Combating cultural bias by building an infrastructure for female leadership (networks, mentors, sponsors) * Introducing flexible work arrangements to accommodate family obligations * Providing safe transportation, such as employer-subsidized taxi services Drawing on groundbreaking research, amplified with on-the-ground examples from companies as diverse as Google, Infosys, Goldman Sachs, and Siemens, this book is required reading for all companies seeking to strengthen their talent pipeline in these rich and expanding markets.

Through the Labyrinth

Author: Alice H. Eagly
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633690233
Release Date: 2007-10-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders?This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

The Nature of Leadership

Author: David V. Day
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412980203
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Written by a team of leading experts in leadership studies, The Nature of Leadership provides compelling answers to the most vexing questions surrounding leadership: Is leadership measurable? Are there traits that reliably distinguish leaders from nonleaders? Does the situation matter? Are there differences in women's and men's leadership styles? Is ethical leadership effective leadership? Are elements of leadership culturally bounded whereas other elements are universal? Does vision really matter? Can leadership be developed? The new volume includes 16 chapters divided into five parts: Introduction, Leadership: Science, Nature, and Nurture; The Major Schools of Leadership; Special Topics in Leadership; and Conclusion. Topical coverage within these parts include research methods, leader and leadership development, evolutionary and biological perspectives of leadership, individual differences, situational and contingency theories, transformational, charismatic, and shared leadership, followership, gender, identity, culture, and ethics.

The Next Generation of Women Leaders

Author: Selena Rezvani
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313376665
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

A groundbreaking, empowering collection of advice--richly illustrated with the stories of women at top echelons of their fields--that advances the leadership outlook for Generation X and Y women like no book before it. * Includes 30 interviews with highly accomplished business women * Offers a foreword by Gail Evans, the highest-ranking woman executive ever at CNN * Provides a far-reaching bibliography of significant materials combining works examining gender dynamics in addition to business classics

Coaching Women to Lead

Author: Averil Leimon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136895753
Release Date: 2010-09-24
Genre: Psychology

Coaching Women to Lead asks why, in the 21st century, there is still such a disparity in the number of women filling leadership roles, compared with men. It argues that a specific coaching approach for women is not only possible but required to support women throughout their corporate career. In this book you will find: How to build a robust business case for coaching women Which areas of coaching are the most useful at which career stage An academic survey to discover what women need to succeed In-depth interviews with women role models Specific tools and techniques to develop a women-focused coaching programme. Using case studies and findings from the authors' research, Coaching Women to Lead proposes defined areas for coaching women, and offers practical advice for coaches who wish to contribute to the development of excellent women leaders.

Leading Women

Author: Nancy D O'Reilly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440584183
Release Date: 2014-11-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Now is the time... Stop waiting around for the career--and life--that you deserve and start taking the reins! Leading Women shows you how to claim power and respect, conquer your internal barriers, and change the world by helping other women do the same. Featuring stories from twenty nationally acclaimed female leaders, this empowering guide offers real-life advice for breaking free of the predetermined roles in the business world and life. Powerful women such as New York Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff, advocacy leader Gloria Feldt, and Emmy-winning television host Aurea McGarry describe what it's like to go beyond their comfort zones, hold their own in a male-dominated environment, and take control of the situations that keep many women from achieving their goals. From corporate coach Lois Frankel's key ways to becoming a natural and necessary leader to bestselling author M. Bridget Cook-Burch's struggles after years of abuse, their insight will help you embrace your purpose, seize important opportunities, and overcome any obstacle that comes your way. With the guidance of these influential, resourceful leaders, you'll maximize your personal power, exceed your business goals, and establish a network designed to support and celebrate your fellow women. Contributors include: Kristin Andress, Cheryl Benton, Claire Damken Brown, PhD, M. Bridget Cook-Burch, Vivian Diller, PhD, Gloria Feldt, Lois P. Frankel, PhD, Joanna L. Krotz, Aurea McGarry, Lisa Mininni, Shirley Osbourne, Lois Phillips, PhD, Birute Regine, PhD, Linda Rendleman, Marcia Reynolds, PhD, Marci Shimoff, Rebecca Tinsley, Sandra Ford Walston, Michele Willens, and Janet Rose Wojtalik, EdD

Women Leaders in Higher Education

Author: Tanya Fitzgerald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135048679
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Genre: Education

Leadership in universities is physically, intellectually and emotionally demanding work. It involves multiple and complex tasks and responsibilities such as staff management, strategic management, operational planning, financial and resources management, policy development, quality assurance processes, improving student outcomes, and engaging with community and the professions/industry. Leadership is not simply the act of being a leader, it is the act of leadership that projects ‘success’ and ‘desirable’ attributes. Leadership has the capacity to be deeply seductive yet it is not an immediately attractive option for women, particularly for those who carry the burden of family and domestic responsibilities, for whom finding a space for leading is no easy task. Yet despite the almost pessimistic research evidence, women are in senior leadership positions in higher education, however precarious their numbers. There can be little doubt that universities benefit from diversity in their student and staff population This book addresses the central questions; Who are the women who survive and occupy elite leadership roles in universities? How might their leadership be shaped by and a consequence of institutional climate? What strategies do they learn and adopt and how do they lead and manage their female colleagues? What about those women who do not ‘fit’ the gender script? The chapters overview the changing policy landscape in higher education; provide a critical commentary on the interplay between gender, leadership, higher education, and organisational diversity, and draw on education and critical management literatures in order to offer a broader understanding of gender and elite leadership; This book will be essential reading for anyone involved or interested in higher education policy and management, academic leadership, organisational diversity and gender studies.