This empowering volume presents current empirical findings and rich personal insights into the evolving challenges women face in attaining - and thriving in - leadership positions. Contributors add new voices to emerging and familiar topics, including leadership styles and traits, growth and learning experiences within career paths, mentoring and entrepreneurial aspects of leadership, and workplace and societal resistance to women in roles of power. Representative first-person accounts shed significant light on real-world double standards and double binds (including the unique obstacles faced by minority women), why the glass ceiling still exists, and steps still needed to dismantle it. Coverage also addresses related legal issues, such as the ongoing fight against pay inequities and conflicts between the DeVos rules and Title IX regulations in the schools.
Turn ah-ha moments into pivotal learning Reflections of a woman airline pilot Becoming a leader The important role of women in social entrepreneurship Focus group becomes support group: women in educational leadership Issues confronting women leaders in academia: the quest for equality continues Leadership means using the courts to demand equal enforcement of and protection for women's constitutional and civil rights Women in leadership.