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Women and Leadership: Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices

Jean Lau Chin (Editor), Bernice Lott (Editor), Joy Rice (Editor), Janis Sanchez-Hucles (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-5582-3
404 pages
May 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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Over the past thirty years the number of women assuming leadership roles has grown dramatically. This original and important book identifies the challenges faced by women in positions of leadership, and discusses the intersection between theories of leadership and feminism.

  • Examines models of feminist leadership, feminist influences on leadership styles and agendas, and the diversity of theoretical and ethnic perspectives of feminist leaders
  • Addresses how diverse women lead, how feminist principles contribute to leadership, the influence of ethnic groups and the barriers that women face as leaders
  • Transforms existing models of leadership by incorporating gender issues
  • Looks to the future of feminist leadership and identifies what must be done to train and mentor the next generation of feminist leaders
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Notes on Contributors viii

Foreword xvi
Alice Eagly

Overview: Women and Leadership: Transforming

Visions and Diverse Voices 1
Jean Lau Chin

Part I Models of Leadership and Women: Reconciling the Discourses on Women, Feminism, and Leadership 19
Bernice Lott

1 Conducted Monotones to Coacted Harmonies: A Feminist (Re)conceptualization of Leadership Addressing Race, Class, and Gender 35
Karen L. Suyemoto and Mary B. Ballou

2 Diverse Feminist Communication Styles: Challenges to Women and Leadership 55
Ann S. Yabusaki

3 Women as Academic Leaders: Living the Experience from Two Perspectives 69
A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert and Judith E. N. Albino

4 Toward Culturally Competent, Gender-Equitable Leadership: Assessing Outcomes of Women’s Leadership in Diverse Contexts 88
Ester R. Shapiro and Jennifer M. Leigh

5 Gender and Leadership in the Corporate World: A Multiperspective Model 106
Karen Korabik and Roya Ayman

Part II Collaboration and Leadership 125
Joy K. Rice

6 Leadership Through Policy Development: Collaboration, Equity, Empowerment, and Multiculturalism 140
Norine G. Johnson, Florence L. Denmark, Dorothy W. Cantor, Diane F. Halpern, and Gwendolyn Puryear Keita

7 Collaborative Leadership and Social Advocacy Among Women’s Organizations 157
Joy K. Rice and Asuncion Miteria Austria

8 Women, Collaboration, and Social Change: An Ethics-Based Model of Leadership 177
Marlene G. Fine

9 Strategic Planning: Gender, Collaborative Leadership, and Organizational Change 192
Margaret E. Madden

Part III From Margin to Center: The Voices of Diverse Feminist Leaders 209
Janis Sanchez-Hucles and Penny Sanchez

10 Increasing Diverse Women Leadership in Corporate America: Climbing Concrete Walls and Shattering Glass Ceilings! 228
Penny Sanchez, Phillip Hucles, Janis Sanchez-Hucles, and Sanjay C. Mehta

11 Developing Transformational Leaders: Theory to Practice 245
Natalie Porter and Jessica Henderson Daniel

12 Feminist Leadership Among Latinas 264
Melba Vasquez and Lillian Comas-Díaz

13 Voices of Black Feminist Leaders: Making Spaces for Ourselves 281
Ruth L. Hall, BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, and Michael Hucles

14 Asian American Women Leaders: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Leadership 297
Debra M. Kawahara, Edna M. Esnil, and Jeanette Hsu

15 Feminist Leadership Among American Indian Women 314
Clara Sue Kidwell, Diane J. Willis, Deborah Jones-Saumty, and Dolores S. Bigfoot

16 Leadership and Collaboration among Women with Disabilities 330
Martha E. Banks and Linda R. Mona

17 Lesbian Women and Leadership: Which Comes First? 341
Nancy L. Baker and Beverly Greene

Conclusion: Transforming Leadership with Diverse Feminist Voices 355
Jean Lau Chin

Index 363

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Jean Lau Chin is Professor and Dean of the Derner Institute at Adelphi University. She is a licensed psychologist and has held various leadership and management roles as executive director of a community health center, co-director of a child guidance clinic and regional director at a managed care company.

Bernice Lott is Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Rhode Island and is a former Dean of its University College.

Joy K. Rice is a clinical psychologist, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Emerita Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Janis Sanchez-Hucles is Professor of Psychology at Old Dominion University and works part-time as a clinical psychologist, consultant, and trainer.

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  • Examines models of feminist leadership, feminist influences on leadership styles and agendas, and the diversity of theoretical and ethnic perspectives of feminist leaders
  • Defines, discusses, and dissects the central constructs of “feminism” and “leadership”
  • Addresses how diverse women lead, how feminist principles contribute to leadership, and the barriers that women face as leaders
  • Transforms existing models of leadership by incorporating gender issues
  • Identifies the varying perspectives of feminist leaders from different ethnic groups
  • Looks to the future of feminist leadership and what must be done to train and mentor the next generation of feminist leaders
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"Seventeen readable and relevant articles.... Essential reading for anyone concerned with this increasingly important subject in both theory and practice." (Long Range Planning, April 2009)

“Chin offers a timely collection of readings about past and present leaders…includes contributions from many respected and successful women…carefully crafted…excellent references enhance the discussion.”(Choice)

"I opened this book with enthusiasm… .There is much to be appreciated." (Times Higher Education Supplement)

“The promise and the power to transform leadership theory, practice, and research are given voice through the innovative data and diverse topics, contributors, and contexts explored in this impressive text.”
–Janice D. Yoder, University of Akron

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