Chapter 2. Why Women's Leadership Today Invites Questions and Requires Answers

  1. Anna Marie Valerio

Published Online: 20 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315967.ch2

Developing Women Leaders: A Guide for Men and Women in Organizations

Developing Women Leaders: A Guide for Men and Women in Organizations

How to Cite

Valerio, A. M. (2009) Why Women's Leadership Today Invites Questions and Requires Answers, in Developing Women Leaders: A Guide for Men and Women in Organizations, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315967.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

Book Series:

  1. Talent Management Essentials

Book Series Editors:

  1. Steven G. Rogelberg Ph.D.

Series Editor Information

  1. University of North Carolina – Charlotte, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183710

Online ISBN: 9781444315967

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Keywords:

  • women's leadership today - invites questions and answers;
  • male leaders in history and culture - sole decision makers;
  • historical highlights and current context and leadership development for women;
  • women's leadership “ for women only” - being out of question;
  • leader, person influencing and directing behaviors of others;
  • women as economic force and buying power of their own;
  • women's advancement into leadership roles - more an evolution than a revolution;
  • legislation and technology changes and status of women changes in twentieth century;
  • 1963 Equal Pay Act and Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act - discrimination in employment unlawful;
  • the harsh reality - gender inequality in pay still remains

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Recent History

  • Key Historical Events from the 1920s to the 1960s

  • Present Realities

  • Metaphors through Time: From Concrete Wall to Glass Ceiling to Labyrinth

  • Driving Forces behind Organizational Change

  • More Women in the Workforce than Ever Before

  • Women's Educational Attainment

  • Women as Corporate Officers: The Current Situation

  • Women Leaders Are a Driving Force for Powering Business

  • Generations in the Workforce

  • Work–life Integration – Shared by Both Genders

  • Summary