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ERIC Number: EJ874742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1541-6224
Voices of Women in the Field: Women and Leadership
Scheckelhoff, Terrie Hale
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v5 n2 p139-146 Apr 2007
Leadership, or "the position or function of a leader; ability to lead; an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction; the leaders of a group," enables women to make societal change. Astin and Leland (1991) interviewed women leaders and noted that they are "Predisposed to leadership by their heritage, perhaps, or propelled by their special skills and talents, the women leaders also persuasively demonstrate the critical significance of experiences that allow leadership practice." Women leaders come from all types of homes, from large cities and small cities, from varying backgrounds and experiences, but there are common themes that emerge from these leaders. As noted by Shriberg, Shriberg, and Kumari (2005), successful leadership is studied and analyzed by many people and organizations because it is difficult to understand, define, and articulate, and yet, it is one of the key elements to success of a project or organization. In this article, the author talks about women and leadership and presents women leaders' reflections on their experiences. The author also offers advices for women aspiring to be leaders and describes essential preparation for future women leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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