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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: 978-1-4051-8137-2
408 pages
April 2008, 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.

Foreword: Alice Eagly (Northwestern University).

Overview: Women and Leadership: Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices: Jean Lau Chin (Adelphi University).

Part I: Models of Leadership and Women: Reconciling the Discourses on Women, Feminism and Leadership.

Introduction: Bernice Lott (University of Rhode Island).

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

2. Diverse Feminist Communication Styles: Challenges to Women and Leadership: Ann S. Yabusaki (Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii).

3. Women as Academic Leaders: Living the Experience from Two Perspectives: A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert (Howard University) and Judith E. N. Albino (University of Colorado at Denver).

4. Toward Culturally Competent, Gender-Equitable Leadership: Assessing Outcomes of Women’s Leadership in Diverse Contexts: Ester R. Shapiro (University of Massachusetts, Boston) and Jennifer M. Leigh (Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economics Research).

5. Gender and Leadership in the Corporate World: A Multiperspective Model: Karen Korabik (University of Guelph) and Roya Ayman (Illinois Institute of Technology).

Part II: Collaboration and Leadership.

Introduction: Joy Rice (University of Wisconsin, Madison).

6. Leadership through Policy Development: Collaboration, Equity, Empowerment, and Multiculturalism: Norine G. Johnson (ABCS Psych Resources), Florence L. Denmark (Pace University), Dorothy W. Cantor (private practice), Diane F. Halpern (Claremont McKenna College), and Gwendolyn Puryear Keita (American Psychological Association).

7. Collaborative Leadership and Social Advocacy among Women's Organizations: Joy K. Rice (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Asuncion Miteria Austria (Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee).

8. Women, Collaboration, and Social Change: An Ethics-Based Model of Leadership: Marlene Fine (Simmons College).

9. Strategic Planning: Gender, Collaborative Leadership, and Organizational Change: Margaret E. Madden (Potsdam College, SUNY).

Part III: From Margin to Center: The Voices of Diverse Feminist Leaders: Introduction: Janis Sanchez-Hucles (Old Dominion University) and Penny Sanchez (APAC Customer Services, Inc).

10. Increasing Diverse Women Leadership in Corporate America: Climbing Concrete Walls and Shattering Glass Ceilings! - Penny Sanchez (APAC Customer Services, Inc), Phillip Hucles (University of Virginia), Janis Sanchez-Hucles (Old Dominion University), and Sanjay C. Mehta (Virginia Consortium Program).

11. Developing Transformational Leaders: Theory to Practice: Natalie Porter (Alliant International University) and Jessica Henderson Daniel (Children’s Hospital, Boston).

12. Feminist Leadership among Latinas: Melba Vasquez (independent practice) and Lillian Comas-Díaz (George Washington University).

13. Voices of Black Feminist Leaders: Making Spaces for Ourselves: Ruth L. Hall (College of New Jersey), BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya (Brakins Consulting and Psychological Services), and Michael Hucles (Old Dominion University).

14. Asian American Women Leaders: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Leadership: Debra M. Kawahara (Alliant International University), Edna M. Esnil (Notre Dame de Namur University), and Jeanette Hsu (VA Palo Alto Health Care System).

15. Feminist Leadership among American Indian Women: Clara Sue Kidwell (University of Oklahoma, Norman), Diane J. Willis (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center), Deborah Jones-Saumty (American Indian Associate), and Dolores S. Bigfoot (Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center).

16. Leadership and Collaboration among Women with Disabilities: Martha E. Banks (ABackans DCP, Inc.) and Linda R. Mona (VA Long Beach Health Care System).

17. Lesbian Women and Leadership: Which Comes First?: Nancy L. Baker (Fielding Graduate University) and Beverly Greene (St. John’s University).

Conclusion: Transforming Leadership with Diverse Feminist Voices: Jean Lau Chin (Adelphi University)

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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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