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The Highest Glass Ceiling

The Highest Glass Ceiling

Women's Quest for the American Presidency

  • Author: Ellen Fitzpatrick
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674496078
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 330
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Best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick tells the story of three remarkable women who set their sights on the Presidency. The arduous, dramatic quests of Victoria Woodhull (1872), Margaret Chase Smith (1964), and Shirley Chisholm (1972) illuminate today’s political landscape, shedding light on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for the Oval Office.

Women and Politics

Women and Politics

A Quest for Political Equality in an Age of Economic Inequality

  • Author: Barbara Burrell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317516273
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 268
  • View: 504
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This textbook for courses on women and politics thematically integrates two profound historical developments focusing on women's political participation in contemporary public life in the United States. The second wave of women’s rights activism has now spanned a half century producing a revolution in women’s presence and influence in the public realm of American life. Over the course of this same era, however, a second phenomenon of rising economic inequality has also dramatically changed the American landscape. Burrell’s text uniquely examines the effect of the age of inequality on women’s advancement toward economic and political equality and in turn how policy initiatives of the women’s movement have addressed inequality issues. Students will come to better understand what’s at stake in the politics and policy issues from the women’s rights movement to the "war on women" debate. Explaining a diverse set of issues and viewpoints, Burrell brings a fresh approach to the engagement of women in the public realm over the past half century. Framing this activism in the great economic divide of the same time period provides a thought-provoking, challenging, and broad thematic approach to this history. The text chronicles the many diverse types of actions women have taken in the contemporary era to achieve gender equity, empowerment, and a greater public voice. Women—both liberal feminist and conservative— have run for and been elected to positions of leadership at all levels of government. Women have formed organizations to lobby for equity in employment and education, in the military and to promote reproductive rights. They have engaged in unconventional political activities marching against and protesting the actions and policies of economic corporations and governmental institutions. Women with few economic resources have joined together to challenge local power structures. In addition to efforts to improve the lives and status of women in the United States, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have formed to promote global women’s rights. Readers of this text will gain a great appreciation of the multiple political voices of American women and the challenges to continued unequal voices.

Still Paving the Way for Madam President

Still Paving the Way for Madam President

  • Author: Nichola D. Gutgold
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498545645
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 230
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This book presents the obstacles and opportunities of six women who have run for president of the United States from 1964 to 2016.

Women in Politics

Women in Politics

  • Author: Avery Elizabeth Hurt
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1508174504
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Despite making up roughly half the world�s population, women make up slightly more than 20 percent of the members of the world�s legislative bodies. In a list of 163 nations ordered by the number of women in legislatures, Canada is ranked 64th and the United States 97th. Featuring engaging profiles of women leaders and a thoughtful examination of why women are underrepresented (emphasizing the US and Canada), this inspiring resource encourages readers to think about what the world would be like with more women leaders and how that might be accomplished, as well as empowers girls to seek leadership positions.

Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling

Cracking the Highest Glass Ceiling

A Global Comparison of Women's Campaigns for Executive Office

  • Author: Rainbow Murray
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313382484
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 267
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This examination of the role of gender stereotyping in media coverage of executive elections uses nine case studies from around the world to provide a unique comparative perspective. * Essays by 13 distinguished scholars combining research on gender and elections with expertise in a particular country * A table highlighting key findings for each case study, facilitating comparison in a way that has not previously been possible * A bibliography that brings together readings on gender, elections, and media stereotyping from the United States and eight other countries around the world

Cracked But Not Shattered

Cracked But Not Shattered

Hillary Rodham Clinton's Unsuccessful Campaign for the Presidency

  • Author: Theodore F. Sheckels
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739137291
  • Category: History
  • Page: 226
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Cracked But Not Shattered thoroughly analyzes Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination with an eye to identifying what went wrong-why, the frontrunner, she ended up not breaking "the glass ceiling." Although her communication was flawed and the media coverage of her did reflect biases, these essays demonstrate how her campaign was in trouble from the start because of her gender, status as a former First Lady, and being half of a political couple.

Women in Media Careers

Women in Media Careers

Success Despite the Odds

  • Author: Lee Bollinger,Carole O'Neill
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 9780761841333
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 183
  • View: 4260
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Women in Media Careers takes an in-depth look at women's careers in mass media by outlining job descriptions and providing insider tips on how to begin a career. By investigating positions held by women in top media-owning conglomerates, authors Lee Bollinger and Carole O'Neill assert that while women in the media still struggle against the impenetrable glass ceiling, vibrant changes in the industry have left that ceiling more permeable than ever. Women are inching their way into the executive positions at top media conglomerates making them major power players in the industry. After comparing employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the top Fortune 500 media companies, Bollinger and O'Neill emphasize that despite the great odds set against women, they are succeeding in blazing a career path in mass media. Also discussed are the extraordinary women of the media industry who have gone beyond all boundaries and have succeeded in multiple genres of media or entertainment. Informative and inspiring, Bollinger and O'Neill's encouraging book offers women a reliable resource on the career opportunities in the mass media industry and how they can succeed in securing a position at the top.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
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Through the Labyrinth

Through the Labyrinth

The Truth About How Women Become Leaders

  • Author: Alice H. Eagly,Linda L. Carli
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • ISBN: 1633690237
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
  • View: 5515
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Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders?This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

The Way it was in the South

The Way it was in the South

The Black Experience in Georgia

  • Author: Donald Lee Grant
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820323299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 624
  • View: 786
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Chronicles the black experience in Georgia from the early 1500s to the present, exploring the contradictions of life in a state that was home to both the KKK and the civil rights movement.

The Race for the 2008 Democratic Nomination

The Race for the 2008 Democratic Nomination

A Book of Editorial Cartoons

  • Author: Appleman, Eric
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781455610808
  • Category:
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Madam President

Madam President

Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling

  • Author: Eleanor Clift,Tom Brazaitis
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684856190
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 349
  • View: 4779
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An insightful analysis of women in politics discusses the role of female voters and candidates in changing the modern American political landscape. By the authors of War Without Bloodshed.

The Lies of Sarah Palin

The Lies of Sarah Palin

The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power

  • Author: Geoffrey Dunn
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9781429929325
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 464
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In The Lies of Sarah Palin, Geoffrey Dunn provides the first full-scale and in-depth political biography of the controversial Republican vice-presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska. Based on more than two-hundred interviews---many of them with Republican colleagues and one-time political allies of Palin's---and more than forty-thousand pages of uncovered documents, Dunn chronicles Palin's troubling penchant for duplicity in grim detail, from her dysfunctional childhood in Wasilla through her contentious run for mayor and her failed governorship of Alaska. He also provides the shocking inside story of her betrayal of running mate John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign and her self-serving resignation as governor in July of the following year. Dunn deftly places Palin in the American tradition of right-wing demagogues---from Huey Long to Joe McCarthy---and details her troubling obsession with Barack Obama as it fuels her own political ambitions and a potential run for the presidency in 2012. The Lies of Sarah Palin is a journalistic tour de force that vividly reveals the Queen of the Tea Party movement as a vengeful and manipulative empress without clothes. This is the definitive book on Sarah Palin.

The Seer of Bayside

The Seer of Bayside

Veronica Lueken and the Struggle to Define Catholicism

  • Author: Joseph P. Laycock
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199379688
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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In 1968, Veronica Lueken, a Catholic housewife in Bayside, Queens, New York, began to experience visions of the Virgin Mary. Over almost three decades, she imparted over 300 messages from Mary, Jesus, and other heavenly personages. These revelations, which were sent all over the world through newsletters, billboards, and local television, severely criticized the liturgical changes of Vatican II and the wickedness of American society. Unless everyone repented, Lueken warned, a "fiery ball" would collide with the Earth, causing death and destruction around the world. When Catholic Church authorities tried to dismiss, discredit, and even banish her, Lueken declared Pope Paul VI a communist imposter, accused the Church of being in error since Vatican II, and sought new venues in which to communicate her revelations. Since her death in 1995, her followers have continued to gather to promote her messages in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens. Known as "the Baysiders," they believe that St. Robert Bellarmine's Church, from which Lueken was banned from holding vigils, will someday become "the Lourdes of America" and that Lueken will be elevated to sainthood. Joseph P. Laycock delves into untapped archival materials and a wealth of ethnographic research to unfold the fascinating story of Veronica Lueken and the Baysiders from 1968 to the present. Though scholars have characterized the Baysiders variously as a new religious movement, a form of folk piety, and a traditionalist sect, members of the group regard themselves as loyal Catholics-maybe the last in existence. They are critical of the Church hierarchy, which they believe corrupted by modernism, and reject ultra-traditionalist Catholic groups who believe that the papal see is vacant. Laycock shows how the Baysiders have deviated significantly from mainstream Catholic culture while keeping in dialogue with Church authorities, and reveals how the persistence of the Baysiders and other Marian groups has contributed to greater amenability toward devotional culture and private revelation on the part of Church authorities. The Seer of Bayside is an invaluable study of the perpetual struggle between lay Catholics and Church authorities over who holds the power to define Catholic culture.

Chasing Hillary: On the Trail of the First Woman President Who Wasn’t

Chasing Hillary: On the Trail of the First Woman President Who Wasn’t

  • Author: Amy Chozick
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008296731
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
  • View: 4701
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Hillary Clinton dominated Amy Chozick’s life for more than a decade. Here, she tells the inside story of Clinton’s pursuit of the US presidency in a campaign book like no other. ‘A breathtaking, page-turning masterpiece’ Mary Karr A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership

  • Author: Florence L. Denmark,Michele A. Paludi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319721828
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 126
  • View: 2049
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This empowering volume presents current empirical findings and rich personal insights into the evolving challenges women face in attaining—and thriving in—leadership positions. Contributors add new voices to emerging and familiar topics, including leadership styles and traits, growth and learning experiences within career paths, mentoring and entrepreneurial aspects of leadership, and workplace and societal resistance to women in roles of power. Representative first-person accounts shed significant light on real-world double standards and double binds (including the unique obstacles faced by minority women), why the glass ceiling still exists, and steps still needed to dismantle it. Coverage also addresses related legal issues, such as the ongoing fight against pay inequities and conflicts between the DeVos rules and Title IX regulations in the schools. Included among the topics: · · Turn ah-ha moments into pivotal learning. · The important role of women in social entrepreneurship. · Focus group becomes support group: women in educational leadership. · Issues confronting women leaders in academia: the quest for equality. · Leadership means using the courts to demand equal enforcement of and protection for women's constitutional and civil rights. · Organizations concerned with women and leadership. Whether one’s interest is local or global, scholars and students in courses on leadership, career development, and women’s studies will find Women and Leadership inspiring and stimulating in myriad domains, from research and business to politics and policy.

Vista

Vista

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Dancing on the Glass Ceiling

Dancing on the Glass Ceiling

Women, Leadership, and Technology

  • Author: Don Olcott,Darcy W. Hardy
  • Publisher: Atwood Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 112
  • View: 7440
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In Dancing on the Glass Ceiling, Olcott, Hardy, and the contributors explore ideas about women and leadership, examining how they intersect with the growth of technology. In order to get a clear picture, they have explored the research plus interviewed women in various phases of their careers, as well as men who have witnessed the evolution of women's leadership responsibilities. The book addresses six major questions: Does the glass ceiling exist today, and if so, how has it manifested itself in the modern organization? What is the historical background and cultural importance of women in the workplace and how has that influenced women's roles in today's marketplace? What skills and talents do successful female leaders see as critical for women to succeed today? Are they the same for men? How has the technology revolution impacted leadership opportunities and challenges for women and men? Are women and men better suited for specific types of leadership roles? How can we build new organizational paradigms that center around the aggregate talents and abilities of women and men? Finally, the book challenges readers to consider these questions in their own work and within their own institutions and, as a result, to make decisions and plans for a new era.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Can Women Reach the Top of America's Largest Corporations?

  • Author: Ann M. Morrison,Randall P. White,Ellen Van Velsor
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 9780201627022
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 231
  • View: 5423
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The ground-breaking study of women executives in fortune 100-sized companies, updated for the 1990s

Her Turn

Her Turn

Why It's Time for Women to Lead in America

  • Author: Vicki Donlan,Helen French Graves
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275999247
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 232
  • View: 8648
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A newspaper publisher shows why it's time women take reins of leadership, and her interviews with female leaders show how.