Building Leadership Bridges and Women & Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice

ILA’s book series offer the best contemporary thinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars, educators, and practitioners working around the globe. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the book series builds connections between how people research, enact, and experience leadership to advance leadership knowledge and practice for a better world. Check out the book’s webpages for a short description, table of contents, ordering information, and membership discounts.

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All ILA members, above the student level, get a free Building Leadership Bridges book each year – member’s choice! Members also receive deep discounts on additional Building Leadership Bridges and Women & Leadership books.

Genderwashing in Leadership: Power, Policies, and Politics. Volume Editors: Rita A. Gardiner, Wendy Fox-Kirk, Carole J. Elliott, and Valerie Stead. International Leadership Association Transformative Women Leaders. Series Editors Randal Joy Thompson, Chrys Egan, and Dionne Rosser-Mims.

Genderwashing in Leadership: Power, Policies, and Politics

This book considers how genderwashing – the process whereby organizational rhetoric differs from the lived experiences of workers, creating the myth of gender equity in the workplace – highlights hidden biases in organizational policies and procedures. The authors and editors host a space for dialogue and debate as they explore different aspects of genderwashing and how to transform today’s organizations.

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Inclusive Leadership: Equity and Belonging in Our Communities

This book serves as a guide to what it means and looks like to be an ally and advocate for DEIB. Divided into four sections—(a) Understanding DEIB, (b) DEIB and Education, (c) The Application and Practice DEIB/Accessibility, and (d) DEIB/Accessibility: A Community and Global Perspective— the book offers readers a roadmap toward fostering inclusivity and fairness.

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Reimagining Leadership on the Commons

What does leadership in self-organized, self-governed, autonomous networks and organizations that function outside the state and the private sector look like? This book is essential reading for researchers of commons, leadership practitioners, and non-profits working towards a more ethical, equitable, and just world.