Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor are just two of the most visible examples among the hundreds of thousands of women nationwide today in leadership positions. Female leaders at the grassroots to global levels are everywhere, lending credence to the idea that the glass ceiling for women may finally be thinning. This two-volume work provides an exhaustive examination of the scholarly research on women leaders and the leadership philosophies that have enabled their success.
Volume one of Women as Transformational Leaders: From Grassroots to Global Interests presents an overview of stereotypes, attributions, and stigma about women leaders that focuses on social and psychological reasons for discrimination against women leaders. The second volume addresses cultural and organizational issues, including global leadership to eliminate violence against women and international insights on women and transformational leadership. The subject of transformational leadership in viewed within several disciplines, including women’s studies, religion, the public sector, and private sector, documenting how far women have advanced—and how their leadership style typically differs from that of men.
- Contributions from 49 distinguished academic scholars describe research findings and present personal reflections on leadership styles
- Bibliographies follow each scholarly chapter
- An index provides quick access to topics discussed in scholarly chapters
- Appendices include women in leadership organizations, institutes, and graduate programs