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Women and Leadership Bibliography

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Adler, Nancy J. Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.

Adler, Nancy, “Global Leaders: Women of Influence,” Handbook of Gender and Work. 1999.

Agonito, Rosemary. No More “Nice Girl:” Power, Sexuality, and Success in the Workplace. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation, 1993.

Burk, Martha. Cult of Power: Sex Discrimination in Corporate America and What Can Be Done About It. New York: Scribner, 2005.

Catalyst, The Double-Bind Dilemma for Women in Leadership: Damned if You Do, Doomed if You Don’t. 2007. learn more.

Ely, Robin, E. Foldy, and M. Scully, eds. Reader in Gender, Work, and Organization. MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2003.

Enkelis, Liane and Karen Olsen. On Our Own Terms: Portraits of Women Business Leaders. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1995.

Evans, Gail. She Wins, You Win: The Most Important Rule Every Businesswoman Needs to Know. Gotham Books, 2003.

Fels, Anna. Necessary Dream: Ambition in Women’s Changing Lives. New York: Pantheon, 2004.

Harrington, Mona. Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules. New York: Penguin Group USA, Inc., 1995.

Heim, Pat and Susan K. Golant. Hardball for Women: Winning at the Game of Business. Los Angeles: Lowell House, 1992.

Helgesen, Sally. The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership. New York: Currency/Doubleday, 1995.

Parker, P. S. and D. T. Olgivie. “Gender, Culture, and Leadership: Toward a Culturally Distinct Model of African American Women Executives’ Leadership Struggles.” Leadership Quarterly 7 (1996): 189-214.

Reskin, Barbara F. “Including Mechanisms in Our Models of Ascriptive Inequality.” 2002 Presidential Address, American Sociological Review, 2003.

Roos, Patricia A, and Mary L. Gatta, “Gender (in)equity in the academy: Subtle mechanisms and the production of inequality,” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Kevin T. Leicht, ed. 2009.

Rosener, Judy B. America’s Competitive Secret: Utilizing Women as a Management Strategy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

---. “Ways Women Lead.” Harvard Business Review, November-December 1990: 119-125.

Stone, Pamela. Opting Out?: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home. CA: University of California Press, 2006.

Valian, Virginia. “Sex, Schemas, and Success: What’s Keeping Women Back,” Academe, Sep-Oct 1998: Vol. 84 Issue 5, p50.

Williams, Joan. Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It. NY: Oxford University Press, 2000.

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