Women leaders in many parts of the world have leadership opportunities that never existed before as a result of technology, globalization, and demographic shifts that have produced more female graduates than in the past and created a workforce which consists almost 50% of women. At the same time, objectifying women in contexts such as sports and the media or the patriarchal ideology that permeates contexts such as the military and the church have changed very little. This book acknowledges and discusses the belief that the context in which women exercise leadership is critically important in shaping their leadership style. Each chapter opens with a vignette of an extraordinary women leader representing the context, including Angela Merkel, Carly Fiorina, Condoleezza Rice, and Marie Curie. What is the future of women's leadership in the global environment characterized by ambiguity, uncertainty, increasing interdependence and interconnectivity? Find out in 'Women in Leadership', the new book from award-winning author Karin Klenke.
Award winning author Karin Klenke is highly regarded as a figure in both Women's Studies and Leadership, and is currently Professor of Organizational Leadership at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA. ""This breadth of empirical locations is a welcome addition to leadership studies, as it breaks away from the dominance of work organisations as sites of enquiry and immediately offers the potential for fresh insights on why it continues to be the case that most leaders are men" "One cannot fail to be impressed by the extent of Klenke's research" "This book offers fresh insight into the leadership phenomenon and reminds us that despite the slow pace of gender equality, women have been and continue to be leaders in a wide variety of contexts" Carole Elliott (Hull University Business School, UK), writing for the Times Higher Education magazine"