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the Glass Ceiling:
Women, Leadership, and Technology
Edited by Don Olcott, Jr. and Darcy
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
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.