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The Resource Women and leadership, Deborah L. Rhode

Women and leadership, Deborah L. Rhode

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Women and leadership
Title
Women and leadership
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Deborah L. Rhode
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Language
eng
Summary
  • " 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 andprivate 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 12percent 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 cansuccessfully 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. "--
  • "Women and Leadership explores the causes and consequences of the underrepresentation of women in America's leadership roles. Drawing on comprehensive research and a survey of prominent women leaders, the book describes the reasons for gender inequity inleadership and identifies compelling solutions. It is essential reading for anyone interested in leveling the playing field for women"--
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Rhode, Deborah L
Dewey number
305.43/30334
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Leadership in women
  • Women executives
  • Leadership
  • Sex role
  • LAW / Discrimination
  • LAW / Gender & the Law
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Women and leadership, Deborah L. Rhode
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Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- I. Women and Leadership: Why So Slow and Strategies for Change -- 2. Women in Politics -- 3. Women in Academia -- 4. Women in Management -- 5. Women on Boards -- 6. Leadership for What
Control code
BK0018461337
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
242 p.
Isbn
9780190614713
Lccn
2016016714
Label
Women and leadership, Deborah L. Rhode
Publication
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- I. Women and Leadership: Why So Slow and Strategies for Change -- 2. Women in Politics -- 3. Women in Academia -- 4. Women in Management -- 5. Women on Boards -- 6. Leadership for What
Control code
BK0018461337
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
242 p.
Isbn
9780190614713
Lccn
2016016714

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