Women Leading is an essential guide to inspire women leaders; to lead and to lead now. 18 international thought leaders share their reasons why diversity and gender equality is needed globally now. Women Leading includes career development, leadership skills, leadership development, motivation, human resources management with a focus on diversity and gender equality. Editor: Jo Baldwin Trott Contributors: Jo Baldwin Trott, Alessandra Wall PhD, Danielle Chiel PhD, Joanne Sumner, Dympna Kennedy, Andrew Priestley, Kim-Adele Platts, Sonul Badiani-Hamment, Janelle Mansfield, Jo Sweeney, Nishadi Ranasinghe, Richard Bellars, Tania Adams, Robyn Wilson, Mike Davis-Marks OBE, Laurelle Rond, Dave Clare and Frances Scott.
This book captures not only statistical data about the position of women in basic and higher education in over 17 countries, but relates compelling insights and stories about the challenges that women face in leadership, the limited access to education by young women, and some strategies for success that have fanned a flame to light the way for both women and men to follow toward equity and social justice.
Based on the precept that a biblical paradigm for women’s leadership must occur under the authority of the local church, Women Leading Women fills the void of research-based textbooks that address academic requirements for the core women’s leadership course curriculum and guide pastors n how women can help fulfill the church’s purpose. Women will be encouraged to lead and train other women, to engage the culture to reach women for Christ, to involve women in ministry, and much more. Anticipated for primary use in colleges and seminaries, this book is designed for a fifteen-week semester and will include a link to a Web site where teaching outlines and PowerPoint notes for each chapter are provided.
Women Leading is a fascinating insight into female leadership. After years of male domination in the world's boardrooms, are cracks finally appearing in the glass ceiling? As the dynamics of our work culture change it's women who now hold the key skills to ensure future success in business, but can they contend with the old boy network that's still prominent in many workplaces.
Women Leading smashes tired prescriptions that women should lead like men, highlighting a long history of innovative female leadership. Christine Nixon and Amanda Sinclair draw on their own and thousands of others' experiences to argue it is women who provide new inspiration for change towards inventive, inclusive and productive organisations and communities. Through stories, examples and research, they show how to be a positive leader while maintaining your health and humour. They will provoke you to think differently about stepping forward and inspire you to seek opportunities to lead your way.
In Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and Slipper, a groundbreaking collection, Callie Rennison and Amy Bonomi convene the perspectives of diverse women academic leaders who discuss their rise to key leadership positions and effective change-making in higher education, despite underlying structural barriers and bias that disadvantage women. Contributors underscore the revolutionary power and innovation that women leaders bring
Narrative by a committed feminist which analyses why the public area is still dominated by powerful men and provides practical strategies for women to build leadership skills. Includes an index. The author currently teaches in the faculty of humanities and social sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney, and she delivered the 1995 ABC Boyer Lectures.
"Women Leading smashes tired prescriptions that women should lead like men, highlighting a long history of innovative female leadership. Christine Nixon and Amanda Sinclair draw on their own and thousands of others' experiences to argue it is women who provide new inspiration for change towards inventive, inclusive and productive organisations and communities. Through stories, examples and research, they show how to be a positive leader while maintaining your health and humour. They will provoke you to think differently about stepping forward and inspire you to seek opportunities to lead your way."
Based on interviews with many senior-level businesswomen, this volume profiles the challenges of excelling in a male-dominated work world, the toll their success has taken on their lives, and the impact of their career on their family
Women's style of collaborative and visionary leadership is now changing the way society functions. Celebrating the shift, this anthology includes chapters by such notable women leaders as Oprah Winfrey, Suze Orman, First Lady Michelle Obama, Venus and Serena Williams, Angelina Jolie, and Sue Monk Kidd.
Gather any group of actresses, from students to stars, and someone will inevitably ask, "Where are all the great roles for women?" The roles are right here, in this magnificently diverse collection of plays–full-lenghts, one-acts, and monologues--with mainly female casts, which represent the answer to any actress's prayer. The editors of the groundbreaking anthology Plays for Actresses have once again gathered an abundance of strong female roles in a selection of works by award-winning authors and cutting-edge newer voices, from Wendy Wasserstein and Christopher Durang to Claudia Shear, Eve Ensler, and Margaret Edson. The characters who populate these seven full-length plays, four ten-minute plays, and eleven monologues include a vivid cross-section of female experience: girl gang members, Southern debutantes, pilots, teachers, traffic reporters, and rebel teenagers. From a hilarious take on Medea to a taboo-breaking excerpt from The Vagina Monologues to a moving scene from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit, the plays in Leading Women are complex, funny, tragic, and always original--and a boon for talented actresses everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Building a vibrant, God-honoring women's ministry is an enormous challenge. There are so many issues to consider and points of view to incorporate. Moody Press offers Leading Women to the Heart of God, a comprehensive compilation of articles by leading Christian women addressing key areas of women's ministry. The topics range from 'Your Own Intimate Life with God,' to 'Building Your Confidence to Lead and Teach,' to 'Developing Leaders within Your Ministry.' Anyone involved in women's ministry must have a copy of this essential handbook!
This volume is the first to bring together analysis of contemporary female religious leadership in ideologically-diverse Muslim communities in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, with chapters discussing the emergence, consolidation, and impact of female Islamic authority.
As more churches add women's ministry programs, there is a growing need to address the issues that naturally arise as women minister alongside one another and to one another. Given the fallen nature of the human heart as well as the complexities of personalities, conflict is an inevitable aspect of ministry. How do women deal with emotions when other women are insensitive, manipulative, or just plain mean? What does the Bible tell us? To be equpped for conflict, women must understand and master strategies specifically related to conflict with other women. Leading Women Who Wound shows women how to effectively deal with conflict within their ministries. Seasoned women's ministry leaders themselves, Sue Edwards and Kelley Mathews walk through several different aspects of conflict resolution including self examination, identification of potential sources of conflict, tools for conflict resolution, and insight on how to prevent and move beyond conflict to minister to those who have been sources of contention. Recognizing that not all conflict results in a happy ending, Leading Women Who Wound gives the tools necessary to minister effectively and move forward with integrity.
This groundbreaking book presents a new way of looking at leadership that is anchored in research on women leaders in education. The authors examine how successful women in education lead and offer suggestions and ideas for developing and honing these exemplary leadership practices. Women and Educational Leadership shows how the qualities that characterize women's approaches to leadership differ from traditional approaches?whether the traditional leader is a woman or a man. The authors reveal that women leaders are more collaborative by nature and demonstrate a commitment to social justice. They tend to bring an instructional focus to leadership, include spiritual dimensions in their work, and strive for balance between the personal and professional. This important book offers a new model of leadership that shifts away from the traditional heroic notion of leadership to the collective account of leadership that focuses on leadership for a specific purpose—like social justice. The authors include illustrative examples of leaders who have brought diverse groups to work toward common ground. They also show how leadership is a way to facilitate and support the work of organizational members. The ideas and suggestions presented throughout the book can help the next generation fulfill the promise of a new tradition of leadership. Women and Educational Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series.
This compilation of scholarly reviews and personal reflections on women and leadership styles focuses on multicultural and organizational issues—empowering information that female leaders can use to break through the glass ceiling. * 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
How are women transforming the practice of leadership in the 21st century? Enlightened Power is a first-of-a-kind book that answers this question--and forever changes the traditional notions involving women in leadership. The book features the accumulated wisdom of 40 influential men and women who represent the most compelling voices in the field, including: Dynamic business leaders such as Eileen Fisher (founder, Eileen Fisher, Inc.), Barbara Corcoran (founder and chairman, The Corcoran Group), and Pat Mitchell (president and CEO, PBS) Trailblazing women from other arenas such as politics (Ambassador Swanee Hunt), the military (Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer, USN), and sports (U.S. Olympian Marilyn King) Renowned thought leaders such as Riane Eisler, Rayona Sharpnack, Sally Helgesen, Peggy Klaus, Bruce Patton, Nancy J. Adler, and Gail Evans Leading-edge academics, activists, executives, entrepreneurs, and practitioners