Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for Change
August 2007, Jossey-Bass
· 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.
Carli Eagly Teaching.
Marie Wilson Teaching.
Deborah L. Rhode is the Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and Director of the Stanford Center on Ethics. She is the former Director of the Keck Center on Legal Ethics and the Legal Profession at Stanford University School of Law; the former chair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Women in the Profession and the former president of the Association of American Law Schools. She also served as senior counsel to the Minority members of the Judiciary Committee, the United States House of Representatives, on presidential impeachment issues. She is the second most frequently cited scholar on legal ethics and the National Law Journal has profiled her as one of the country's fifty most influential women lawyers. She has received the American Bar Foundation's W. M. Keck Foundation Award for Distinguished Scholarship on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and the American Bar Association's Pro Bono Publico Award for her work on expanding public service opportunities in law schools. She clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall before she joined the Stanford faculty. She is a former director of Stanford's Institute for Research on Women and Gender and writes primarily in the area of legal ethics and gender discrimination. She is currently a columnist for the National Law Journal and Vice Chair of the Board of the NOW Legal Defense Fund. She has also served as a trustee of Yale University and member of the board of Equal Rights Advocates. She is the author or coauthor of fifteen books and over 100 articles.
"This book is a good read for men and women from all professions." (Supply Management, Thursday 15th November 2007)“This book is an important antidote for the conventional ‘wisdom’ and faulty ‘science’ reported in the media and in mass market trade books. It is must-reading for the informed public and particularly for young people positioned to become the leaders of the next generation.”--Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, distinguished professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, and president, the American Sociological Association 2005-2006
“Now, for the first time, there is a compendium of thought as to why women in the United States are so vastly underrepresented in the halls of power, whether business, political, or religious. Women and Leadership is a must-read for anyone who cares about more balanced societies and better problem solving.”--Christie Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey
“Kellerman and Rhode’s fascinating book offers a fresh perspective on a troublesomely familiar question, ‘Why are there not more women in leadership positions in the workplace and in society?’ The value of the book is derived from how well it keeps its eye on the prize: work environments and societies in which everyone has the opportunity to give exactly what she (or he) has to contribute.”--Gary N. Powell, professor of management and Ackerman Scholar, University of Connecticut
“Women and Leadership is an important, timely, and very refreshing contribution to a debate that should be over by now. This is certain to become a definitive work in the field.”--Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School, and best-selling author of Confidence
“Women and Leadership is a rare and fascinating study. This remarkable new leadership resource moves us beyond the old ‘glass ceiling’ preconceptions of the past into a new understanding of challenge and opportunity for women.”--Frances Hesselbein, chairman, Leader to Leader Institute
“American women have made impressive strides toward positions of authority and leadership, but they remain achingly far from the promised land. This book provides the most authoritative exploration yet published of the obstacles still in the way and strategies for overcoming them. It is packed with insights and understanding from many of the best in the field--all pointing the way forward. Bravo!”--David Gergen, professor of public service and director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard’s Kennedy School