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Special Women Special Leaders

Special Women  Special Leaders Author Marsha H. Lupi
ISBN-10 0820472646
Release 2005
Pages 145
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"Special Women, Special Leaders" explores the challenge associated with leadership roles as perceived and practiced by women leaders who have spent their careers and lives involved in special education issues. Each contributor offers a unique perspective on balancing a successful professional life with the demands often made on women in their personal lives. These chapters offer an opportunity to begin critical conversations on the journey women take to become leaders. The uniqueness of this book is its link to the traits and behaviors closely associated with special education and its relationship to successful leadership written by higher education administrators, organizational leaders, and advocates for students with special needs.



Little Leaders Bold Women in Black History

Little Leaders  Bold Women in Black History Author Vashti Harrison
ISBN-10 9780316475105
Release 2017-12-05
Pages 96
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This beautifully illustrated book introduces reader of all ages to 40 women who changed the world. Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Truth, pilot Bessie Coleman, chemist Alice Ball, politician Shirley Chisholm, mathematician Katherine Johnson, poet Maya Angelou, and filmmaker Julie Dash. Among these biographies, readers will find heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things - bold women whose actions and beliefs contributed to making the world better for generations of girls and women to come. Whether they were putting pen to paper, soaring through the air or speaking up for the rights of others, the women profiled in these pages were all taking a stand against a world that didn't always accept them. The leaders in this book may be little, but they all did something big and amazing, inspiring generations to come.



Lead Like a Woman

Lead Like a Woman Author Michelle McQuaid
ISBN-10 9780994597038
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 340
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Does a lack of confidence stop you from embracing new opportunities or speaking your truth? Have you ever wanted to create a change, make a career move, or become a more authentic leader, but didn't quite know where to start? Do you ever feel like you just don't have the energy and grit to pursue your dreams? Or perhaps you're a leader or coach looking for tested ways to help women succeed? 'Lead Like A Woman' guides women to see more of who they really are, and get more of what they truly want. Based on the award winning leadership development program, this journey uncovers the stories that hold women back, and gives them the evidence-based roadmap to create the career and life they long for. From seeking more confidence, to building a personal brand, leveraging mentors and sponsors, and creating vibrant wellbeing, this book is the permission slip women have been waiting for. Fusing the latest research from positive psychology, neuroscience, gender science, leadership development and wellbeing, with real stories of what it's like to work in a male dominated world, this book teaches women how to flex their mindsets and leverage their feminine traits so they can fully step into their power. It will forever change the way women work and live, and provides the missing guidance for leaders who want to create long awaited breakthroughs for women at work. Brilliantly researched, passionately written, enjoyable to read, and packed with coaching playsheets to enable action, 'Lead Like A Woman' is the guidebook that will create both a personal and workplace revolution in how women live and lead. Megan Dalla-Camina and Michelle McQuaid are former corporate executives with decades of experience in business, leadership, positive psychology and gender diversity. They work with multinational organizations, leaders and individual women to create positive change based on their unique fusion of science, spirit and experience. Their award winning work has been featured everywhere from Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review, to Fast Company and Elle magazine.



Diversity and Leadership

Diversity and Leadership Author Jean Lau Chin
ISBN-10 9781483323633
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 344
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Although leadership theories have evolved to reflect changing social contexts, many remain silent on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice. Diversity and Leadership, by Jean Lau Chin and Joseph E. Trimble, offers a new paradigm for examining leadership by bringing together two domains—research on leadership and research on diversity—to challenge existing notions of leadership and move toward a diverse and global view of society and its institutions. This compelling book delivers an approach to leadership that is inclusive, promotes access for diverse leaders, and addresses barriers that narrowly confine our perceptions and expectations of leaders. Redefining leadership as global and diverse, the authors impart new understanding of who our leaders are, the process of communication, exchange between leaders and their members, criteria for selecting, training, and evaluating leaders in the 21st century, and the organizational and societal contexts in which leadership is exercised.



A Higher Standard

A Higher Standard Author Ann Dunwoody
ISBN-10 9780738217802
Release 2015-04-28
Pages 288
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On June 23, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Ann Dunwoody as a four-star general in the US Army—the first time a woman had ever achieved that rank. The news generated excitement around the world. Now retired after nearly four decades in the Army, Dunwoody shares what she learned along the way, from her first command leading 100 soldiers to her final assignment, in which she led a $60 billion enterprise of over 69,000 employees, including the Army's global supply chain in support of Iraq and Afghanistan. What was the driving force behind Dunwoody's success? While her talent as a logistician and her empathy in dealing with fellow soldiers helped her rise through the ranks, Dunwoody also realized that true leaders never stop learning, refining, growing, and adapting. In A Higher Standard, Dunwoody details her evolution as a soldier and reveals the core leadership principles that helped her achieve her historic appointment. Dunwoody's strategies are applicable to any leader, no matter the size or scope of the organization. They include lessons such as "Never Walk by a Mistake," a mandate to recognize when something is wrong, big or small, and to hold people accountable. Not only can this save billions for industry, it can sometimes save the lives of soldiers and citizens. She also advises that "Leaders Aren't Invincible—Don't Try to Be": to be our best, we have to acknowledge our worst. And she encourages readers to "Leverage the Power of Diversity" by creating teams of people from different backgrounds to provide a broad range of ideas and devise the best-informed decisions. With these and other guiding principles, A Higher Standard offers practical, tactical advice that everyone can use to lead and achieve with maximum success.



Uplifting Leaders

Uplifting Leaders Author Barbara Brown
ISBN-10 0692817948
Release 2016-12-21
Pages
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Authors Barbara Brown and Margaret Flynn have curated a thoughtful collection of candid insights, advice and stories from 25 of the nation's most powerful and influential women in business who have succeeded both in the workplace and in life. Note: 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of Uplifting Leaders will be donated to support the education of young women transitioning out of foster care through the YWCA Greater Cleveland's Nurturing Independence and Aspirations (NIA) Program.



Women and Leadership in Higher Education

Women and Leadership in Higher Education Author Karen A. Longman
ISBN-10 9781623968212
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 257
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Women and Leadership in Higher Education is the first volume in a new series of books (Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice) that will be published in upcoming years to inform leadership scholars and practitioners. This book links theory, research, and practice of women’s leadership in various higher education contexts and offers suggestions for future leadership development strategies. This volume focuses on the field of higher education, particularly within the context of the United States—a sector that serves a majority of students at all degree levels who are women, yet lacks parity by women in senior leadership roles. The book’s fifteen chapters present both hard facts regarding the current demographic realities within higher education and fresh thinking about how progress can and must be made in order for U.S. higher education to benefit from the perspectives of women at the senior leadership table. The book’s opening section provides data and analysis in addressing “The State of Women and Leadership in Higher Education”; the second section offers descriptions of three effective models for women’s leadership development at the national and institutional levels; the third section draws from recent research to present “Women’s Experiences and Contributions in Higher Education Leadership.” The book concludes with five shorter chapters written by current and former college and university presidents who offer “Lessons from the Trenches” for the benefit of those who follow. In short, the thesis of the book is that our world is changing; higher education collectively, as well as institutions of all types, must change. Bringing more women into leadership is critical to the goal of moving our society and world forward in healthier ways.



Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership Author Deborah L. Rhode
ISBN-10 9780190614713
Release 2016-10-15
Pages 256
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For most of recorded history, men have held nearly all of the most powerful leadership positions. Today, although women occupy an increasing percentage of leadership positions, in America they hold less than a fifth of positions in both the public and private sectors. The United States ranks 78th in the world for women's representation in political office. In politics, although women constitute a majority of the electorate, they account for only 18 percent of Congress, 10 percent of governors, and 12 percent of mayors of the nation's 100 largest cities. In academia, women account for a majority of college graduates, but only about a quarter of full professors and university presidents. In law, women are almost half of law school graduates, but only 17 percent of the equity partners of major firms, and 22 percent of Fortune 500 general counsels. In business, women constitute a third of MBA graduates, but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. In Women and Leadership, the eminent legal scholar Deborah L. Rhode focuses on women's underrepresentation in leadership roles and asks why it persists and what we can do about it. Although organizations generally stand to gain from increasing gender equity in leadership, women's underrepresentation is persistent and pervasive. Rhode explores the reasons, including women's family roles, unconscious gender bias, and exclusion from professional development networks. She stresses that we cannot address the problem at the individual level; instead, she argues that we need broad-based strategies that address the deep-seated structural and cultural conditions facing women. She surveys a range of professions-politics, management, law, and academia-and draws from a survey of prominent women to develop solutions that can successfully chip away at the imbalance. These include developing robust women-to-women networks, enacting laws and policies that address work/life imbalances, and training programs that start at an earlier age. Rhode's clear exploration of the leadership gap and her compelling policy prescriptions will make this an essential book for anyone interested in leveling the playing field for women leaders in America.



Women and Leadership in West Africa

Women and Leadership in West Africa Author F. Steady
ISBN-10 9781137010391
Release 2011-12-19
Pages 267
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This book examines women and leadership in West Africa, with a special focus on Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone—the Mano River Union countries. These countries have traditions of indigenous female leadership in executive positions in varying degrees, and all three have a tradition of organizations that form important power bases for women.



The School Leader s Guide to Special Education

The School Leader s Guide to Special Education Author Margaret J. McLaughlin
ISBN-10 9781935542834
Release 2012-04-12
Pages 216
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Special education is often a confusing and expensive consideration of running a school. You have IEPs and BIPs in place, but are they really working? Find a refresher on the key legal rights of students with disabilities, along with methods for designing and implementing IEPs and BIPs that work, approaches to creating effective instruction and assessment practices, and opportunities for inclusion in the general education classroom.



Lean In

Lean In Author Sheryl Sandberg
ISBN-10 9780385349956
Release 2013-03-11
Pages 240
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Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto. In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.” She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home. Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.



When Women Were Priests

When Women Were Priests Author Karen J. Torjesen
ISBN-10 9780060686611
Release 1995-04-15
Pages 288
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This landmark book reveals not only that women were priests, bishops, and prophets in early Christianity, but also how and why they were then suppressed.



Ashley s War

Ashley s War Author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
ISBN-10 9780062333834
Release 2015-04-21
Pages 336
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In 2010, the Army created Cultural Support Teams, a secret pilot program to insert women alongside Special Operations soldiers battling in Afghanistan. The Army reasoned that women could play a unique role on Special Ops teams: accompanying their male colleagues on raids and, while those soldiers were searching for insurgents, questioning the mothers, sisters, daughters and wives living at the compound. Their presence had a calming effect on enemy households, but more importantly, the CSTs were able to search adult women for weapons and gather crucial intelligence. They could build relationships—woman to woman—in ways that male soldiers in an Islamic country never could. In Ashley's War, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon uses on-the-ground reporting and a finely tuned understanding of the complexities of war to tell the story of CST-2, a unit of women hand-picked from the Army to serve in this highly specialized and challenging role. The pioneers of CST-2 proved for the first time, at least to some grizzled Special Operations soldiers, that women might be physically and mentally tough enough to become one of them. The price of this professional acceptance came in personal loss and social isolation: the only people who really understand the women of CST-2 are each other. At the center of this story is a friendship cemented by "Glee," video games, and the shared perils and seductive powers of up-close combat. At the heart of the team is the tale of a beloved and effective soldier, Ashley White. Much as she did in her bestselling The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Lemmon transports readers to a world they previously had no idea existed: a community of women called to fulfill the military's mission to "win hearts and minds" and bound together by danger, valor, and determination. Ashley's War is a gripping combat narrative and a moving story of friendship—a book that will change the way readers think about war and the meaning of service.



Leadership and Women in Statistics

Leadership and Women in Statistics Author Amanda L. Golbeck
ISBN-10 9781482236453
Release 2015-07-13
Pages 468
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Learn How to Infuse Leadership into Your Passion for Scientific Research Leadership and Women in Statistics explores the role of statisticians as leaders, with particular attention to women statisticians as leaders. By paying special attention to women’s issues, this book provides a clear vision for the future of women as leaders in scientific and technical fields. It also shows how emerging and current leaders of both genders in many disciplines can expand their leadership potentials. Featuring contributions from leadership experts and statisticians at various career stages, this unique and insightful text: Examines leadership within the roles of statistician and data scientist from international and diverse perspectives Supplies a greater understanding of leadership within teams, research consulting, and project management Encourages reflection on leadership behaviors, promoting both natural and organizational leadership Identifies existing opportunities to foster creative outputs and develop strong leadership voices Includes real-life stories about overcoming barriers to leadership Leadership and Women in Statistics explains how to convert a passion for statistical science into visionary, ethical, and transformational leadership. Although the context focuses on statistics, the material applies to almost all fields of endeavor. This book is a valuable resource for those ready to consider leadership as an important element of their careers, and for those who are already leaders but want to deepen their perspectives on leadership. It makes an ideal text for group leadership training as well as for individual professional development.



Women in power

Women in power Author Dorothy W. Cantor
ISBN-10 UVA:X002118472
Release 1992-03
Pages 316
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Explores the strengths, background, and skills that have enabled women to achieve postions of political power, through interviews with twenty-five politically prominent women



Women Work and Leadership in Acts

Women  Work and Leadership in Acts Author Teresa J. Calpino
ISBN-10 3161527798
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 276
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"How are depictions of the ideal woman in Greco-Roman literature at variance with the descriptions of Tabitha and Lydia in Acts of the Apostles? Teresa Calpino analyzes the relationship of their stories to Greco-Roman literature and culture, and how this opens out important aspects of women in early Christianity."--Provided by publisher.



A Teacher s Guide to Change

A Teacher s Guide to Change Author Jan Stivers
ISBN-10 9781452272658
Release 2009-07-28
Pages 176
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This professional development resource provides a step-by-step approach that engages K–12 teachers in learning to prepare for change, which enhances their career satisfaction and professional effectiveness.