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Women and Leadership Bibliography

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Antrobus, Peggy. The Global Women’s Movement: Origins, Issues, and Strategies. Zed Books, 2004.

Basu, Amrita. The Challenge of Local Feminisms: Women’s Movements in Global Perspective. Westview Press, 1995.

Bennis, Warren and Joan Goldsmith. Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader. New York: Basic Books, 2003.

Brooks, Abigail. "Feminist Standpoint Epistemology: Building Knowledge and Empowerment Through Women's Lived Experiences." Feminist Research Practice: A Primer. Hesse-Biber and Leavy, eds. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2006. 53-82.

Bystydzienski, Fran, and Joti Sekhon. Democratization and Women’s Grassroots Movements. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. 1-21.

Clark, C. et al, eds. Women Navigate Power: Stories About Claiming Our Rights. Johannesburg: Action Aid International, 2007.

Gardner, J. R. On Leadership. New York: Free Press, 1990.

Greenleaf, Robert K. Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness. New York: Paulist Press, 2002.

Institute for Women’s Leadership National Dialogue on Educating Women for Leadership. Changing the Face of Leadership: Young Women Leaders Speak Out. 2007. learn more. (contact the IWL staff to get a copy ).

Jain, Devaki. “Feminist Networks, People’s Movements and Alliances: Learning From the Ground.” Feminist Politics, Activism, and Vision: Local and Global Challenges. Luciana Ricciutelli, Angela Miles, Margaret McFadden, eds. Zed Books, 2005.

Jamieson, Kathleen Hall. Beyond the Double Bind: Women and Leadership. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Kelley, Robert E. The Power of Followership: How to Create Leaders People Want to Follow and Followers Who Lead Themselves. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Komives, Susan R., Nance Lucas and Timothy R. McMahon. Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1998.

Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Posner. The Leadership Challenge. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

Kouzes, James M. and Barry Z. Posner. Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

McKenzie, Vashti M. Strength in the Struggle: Leadership Development for Women. Cleveland, OH: United Church Press, 1996.

Moghadam, Valentine. Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist Networks. John Hopkins University Press, 2005.

Rost, Joseph. Leadership for the Twenty-First Century. New York: Praeger, 1991. Sinclair, Amanda. Doing Leadership Differently: Gender, Power, and Sexuality in a Change. Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 1999.

Trigg, Mary K., ed., “Educating Women Leaders for the Twenty-first Century.” Liberal Education, Vol. 92, No. 1, Winter 2006. 22-27.

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