ILA Book Series

Women as Global Leaders

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Editors: Faith Wambura Ngunjiri and Susan R. Madsen (Information Age Publishing, 2015)

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Description: Women as Global Leaders is the second volume in the Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice book series published for the International Leadership Association by IAP.

The volume provides the reader with current conceptualizations and theory related to women as global leaders, recent empirical investigations of the phenomenon, analysis of effective global leadership development programs, and portraits of women who lead, or have led, in a global role. The volume is divided into four sections. The first section covers the state of women as global leaders, containing chapters by Joyce Osland and Nancy Adler, pioneers in the field of global and/or women’s leadership. The second section describes approaches to women’s global leadership. The third section offers an analysis of programs that are useful in developing women as global leaders, with the final section profiling women as global leaders, including Margaret Thatcher, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousfazai, and Golda Meir. As Barbara Kellerman noted in the Foreword, “this book… should be understood as a collection whose time has come, precisely because women now have opportunities to lead that are far more expansive than they were even in the recent past. Though their numbers remain low, they are able in some cases to exercise leadership not only as outsiders, but also as insiders, from the very positions of power and authority to which men forever have had access.”

About the Co-Editors

Faith Wambura Ngunjiri is the Director of the Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work, and an Associate Professor of Ethics and Leadership at the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College. She has research interests in women and leadership, particularly at the intersections of identities and locations; spirituality in the workplace; and culturally appropriate qualitative methods.

Susan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. She has been heavily involved for the last decade in researching the lifetime development of prominent women leaders and has two books published on her interviews with women university presidents, U.S. governors, and international leaders.

Table of Contents

Forward: Barbara Kellerman

Introduction: Faith Wambura Ngunjiri & Susan R. Madsen

  1. Introducing Global Leadership: Laying the Groundwork for Women as Global Leaders – Joyce S. Osland
  2. Women Leaders: Shaping History in the 21st Century – Nancy J. Adler
  1. Women and Global Leadership: Three Theoretical Perspectives – Roya Ayman & Karen Korabik
  2. Multiple Intelligences of Effective Women Global Leaders: Emotional, Social, and Cultural Competencies – Julie Briethaupt
  3. Women Leading through the Lens of Cultural Intelligence– Joanne Barnes
  4. Becoming More Themselves: How Can Global Organizations Promote Women’s Authentic Leadership – Sarah E. Saint-Michel & Valerie Claire Petit
  5. Global Women Leaders: A Leadership Cartography as a Proposed Approach – Karin Klenke
  1. Advancing Women’s Executive Development: Effective Practices for the Design and Delivery of Global Women’s Leadership Programs – Mary Ellen Kassotakis & Julnar B. Rizk
  2. A Master’s Degree in Global Leadership: A Story of Development – Wendy E. Rowe, Cheryl Keykoop, & Catherine Etmanski
  3. Women’s Leadership Learning through Global Study in Central and South America – Paige Haber-Curran & Kaitlin Harley
  1. What Films Reveal about Women as Global Leaders – Margie A. Nicholson
  2. Malala Yousafzai: The Power and Paradox of Global Celebrity – Carol Burbank
  3. Beyond the Appendage Syndrome: The Life and Meaning of Golda Meir – Norman W. Provizer
  4. What Kind of Leader was Mrs. Thatcher? – Stephanie Jones