Leading While Female is not a book about how to get a leadership job. Nor is it about fixing or transforming women into male managers or mindsets. Instead, Arriaga, Stanley, and Lindsey's bigger ambition is to help both women and men educational leaders confront and close the gender equity gap--a gap that currently denies highly qualified women and women of color opportunities to better serve our millions of public school students.
Orr delivers an ambitious attempt to answer the critical question: What have we gotten wrong about women at work? She offers a new and refreshingly candid perspective on what it's really like for today's corporate underdogs. Orr punctures a gaping hole in today's feminist rhetoric and sews it back up with compelling new arguments for the reasons more women don't make it to the top and how companies can better incentivize women by actually listening to what they have to say and by rewarding the traits that make them successful.
The under-representation of women in leadership positions in educational settings is a widely acknowledged, complex phenomenon that seems to persist, despite the fact that teaching as a profession is dominated by women. Over recent decades, scholars have investigated the factors contributing towards this under-representation, with a particular focus on the personal, organisational and social/cultural levels.
This volume explores the status of women in educational leadership internationally, the factors that affect their leadership, their personal experiences and stories, and their work within the broader context of human rights. The journey of discovery in these pages invites titiro whakamua--looking toward a world for the good of all people.