BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

We are the Leaders We've Been Waiting For

Women and Leadership Development in College

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April 2020
9781642670097
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    Stylus Publishing
  • ISBN 9781642670097
  • Language English
  • Pages 252 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 39 illus
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April 2020
9781642670103
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  • Pages 252 pp.
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  • Images 39 illus
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April 2020
9781642670110
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Hardback
April 2020
9781642670080
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    Stylus Publishing
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  • Pages 252 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 39 illus
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At this time of social flux, of changing demographics on campus and the world beyond, of recognition of intersectional identities, as well as the wide variety of aspirations and career goals of today's women undergraduates, how can colleges and universities best prepare them for the demands of modern leadership?

This text speaks to the changing context of today’s women students' experiences, recognizing that their work life goals may go beyond climbing the corporate ladder to include social innovation and entrepreneurial goals, policy and politics, and social activism.

This book is a product of multiple collaborations and intellectual contributions of a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate women who helped shape the course on which it is based. They provided research support, critical readings, as well as the diverse narratives that are included throughout the book, not as an ideal for readers to aspire to but as an authentic expression of how their distinct and sometimes non-conforming lived experiences shaped their understandings of leadership. It goes beyond hero/she-ro person-centered approaches to get at the complex and intrapersonal nature of leadership. It also situates intersectional identities, critical consciousness, and student development theory as important lenses throughout the text.

Recognizing that there are many possible manifestations of leadership or gender, this text encourages students to embrace the contradictions rather than engaging in dualistic, black-and-white thinking, challenging them to address such questions as, Should women “lean in” and work harder to achieve their own leadership goals, or should they focus on bigger systemic issues to create equity in the workplace?

Each chapter concludes with a brief chapter review, a narrative from a current college student, and critical reflection questions.

From the Foreword:

"We Are The Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For is the student leadership textbook WE have been waiting for!

Julie’s student-facing book is particularly accessible to college students because she features students’ voices throughout the text.

The book situates intersectional identities, critical consciousness, and student development theory lenses. Centering the experiences and concerns of women from a range of backgrounds and identities makes space for intersectional considerations, creates counter-spaces within leadership literature, and provides possibility models for a world where leaders come in all genders, races, ethnicities, and other identities.

It complicates the gendered notions of 'women’s leadership' by separating these two words… in what ways is the possessive 'women’s' limiting the readers broader understanding of leadership? Is there such a thing as a universal 'woman' whose leadership should be emulated? This text also delves more deeply into the concept of 'feminine' versus 'feminist' leadership, which is sorely needed.

We believe this book will be useful for students interested in women’s experiences in leadership and the educators who work with them. It will be useful to leadership educators in all settings, and particularly those educators who seek to center women’s experiences. Student affairs administrators across functional areas may find it useful in their work with students and for their own professional development and exploration. Faculty teaching leadership courses will resonate with the content, as will advisors of student organizations. Activists on and off campus will find inspiration, challenge, and resonance."

Heather D. Shea and Kristen A. Renn - Michigan State University

ForewordKristen A. Renn and Heather D. Shea
Acknowledgments

1) We are the Leaders We’ve Been Waiting For
2) A Critical Moment for Women and Leadership
3) Who am I to Lead? The Role of Identity, Intersectionality, and Efficacy in Leadership Development
4) How Did We Get Here? How Gender Socialization Shapes Women in Leadership
5) Feminine or Feminist Approaches? Leading Across Campus and Communities
6) What Difference Does Difference Make? The Effects of Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination on Gender Representation and Leadership
7) Navigating Organizations and Systems: Metaphors for Women in Leadership
8) Beware of Precarious Pedestals: De-Gendering Leadership
9) Reimagining Women and Leadership: Strategies, Allies, and Critical Hope

Glossary
References
Index

Julie E. Owen

Julie Owen, PhD, is Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the School of Integrative Studies, George Mason University, where she coordinates the leadership studies major and minor, and is affiliate faculty with the Higher Education Program, and with Women and Gender Studies. Owen has authored over 30 publications, including serving as co-editor of the Handbook for Student Leadership Development, and editor of  Innovative Learning for Leadership Development (New Directions for Student Leadership Series No.1).