Women and Leadership - Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices

Leadership in Health Services

ISSN: 1751-1879

Article publication date: 8 February 2008




(2008), "Women and Leadership - Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices", Leadership in Health Services, Vol. 21 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/lhs.2008.21121aae.001



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Women and Leadership - Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices

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Women and Leadership - Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices

Edited by:Jean Lau Chin (Adelphi University)Bernice Lott (University of Rhode Island)Joy Rice (University of Wisconsin-Madison) andJanis Sanchez-Hucles (Old Dominion University)Blackwell PublishingOxfordUKISBN 9781405155823

Keywords: Feminist leadership, Mentorship, Collaboration

Over the past 30 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, 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 towards the future of feminist leadership and what must be done to train and mentor the next generation of feminist leaders.

Contents include:

  • Part 1. Models of Leadership and Women: Reconciling the Discourses on Women, Feminism and Leadership.

  • Part 2. Collaboration and Leadership.

  • Part 3. From Margin to Center: The Voices of Diverse Feminist Leaders.

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