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.

The Highest Glass Ceiling

Women's Quest for the American Presidency

Author: Ellen Fitzpatrick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674088931

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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A woman will one day occupy the Oval Office because women themselves have made it inevitable, says best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick. In The Highest Glass Ceiling she tells the remarkable story of the candidates, voters, activists, and citizens who, despite overwhelming odds against women in politics, set their sights on the highest office in the land. Since Victoria Woodhull launched her symbolic bid for the presidency in 1872, dozens of women have sought the presidency over the past 150 years. Their quest began long before women won the vote and it unfolded over decades when a womanâe(tm)s pursuit of any higher political office was met with prejudice, mockery, and hostility. Even after women started voting in 1920, they remained shut out of the smoke-filled rooms where presidential candidacies were often born. In the words of suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Cott, âeoeThe real thing in the center, with the door locked tight,âe is the âeoeparty machinery.âe From stunt campaigns like comedian Gracie Allenâe(tm)s to the more seriousâe"and to many party leaders, more troublesomeâe"bids of Republican Senator Margaret Smith and Democratic Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, female candidates continued to challenge womenâe(tm)s exclusion from presidential politics. Their long journey to the White House is a tale of influence and intrigue right up to the present political moment. Whether a woman will break through the glass ceiling during the current election cycle is uncertain, Fitzpatrick acknowledges. But it will happen sooner or laterâe"for reasons that are illuminated in The Highest Glass Ceiling.

The Highest Glass Ceiling

Women's Quest for the American Presidency

Author: Ellen Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674496051

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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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.

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

Women Political Leaders

Breaking the Highest Glass Ceiling

Author: J. Jensen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230616852

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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This book examines the many routes forty or so women have taken to become president or prime minister of their countries and the problems they have encountered once in office. Their ability to deal with the difficulties of governmental and party leadership in a male-dominated culture are discussed along with an evaluation of their performance in managing domestic problems and handling the issues of war and peace. The essential question asked throughout is what difference being female made in their governing style.

Notes from the Cracked Ceiling

Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and what it Will Take for a Woman to Win

Author: Anne E. Kornblut

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0307464253

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Looks at the obstacles faced by women who aspire to run for president, looks at the mistakes made by women candidates in their quest for the presidency, and offers strategies to help them succeed.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

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

Author: Ann M. Morrison,Randall P. White,Ellen Van Velsor,Center for Creative Leadership

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780201157871

Category: Glass ceiling (Employment discrimination)

Page: 229

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A groundbreaking study, the first ever, of women exectuvies in Fortune 100-sized companies.

Shattered

Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

Author: Jonathan Allen,Amie Parnes

Publisher: Crown Books

ISBN: 0553447084

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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An analysis of the bitter 2016 presidential election, told from the viewpoints of Hilary Clinton campaign insiders, reconstructs key decisions and missed opportunities cited as the cause of the election upset.

It's Not a Glass Ceiling, It's a Sticky Floor: Free Yourself From the Hidden Behaviors Sabotaging Your Career Success

Author: Rebecca Shambaugh

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071633162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Turn the top 7 career breakers for women into career makers Statistically, more than one-third of Fortune 500 managers are women-and yet we represent barely five percent of the top earners among executives. Usually, we blame it on men-those “old boy” networks that don't typically welcome women into “the club.” But, according to leadership coach Rebecca Shambaugh, the real obstacle to women's advancement is not a “glass ceiling.” It's the self-imposed career blocks that prevent us from moving up. These are the 7 “sticky floors”: 1. Balancing Your Work and Life 2. Embracing “Good Enough” in Your Work 3. Making the Break 4. Making Your Words Count 5. Forming Your Own Board of Directors 6. Capitalizing on Your Political Savvy 7. Asking for What You Want Admit it: You've probably been “stuck” in at least one or more of these situations. Maybe you're a perfectionist who has trouble letting go of a task. Maybe you're so loyal to your company that you haven't explored other career options. Maybe you're afraid of speaking up in meetings. Or maybe you're so accommodating to others' needs that you never take care of your own. This book will show you how to get unstuck from these common traps. You'll discover how other successful women have managed to break out of middle management jobs to grab the top leadership positions. You'll hear hard-won advice from working mothers who also happen to be CEOs, including proven tricks of the trade when it comes to juggling career and family. You'll learn how to conquer your insecurities, transform your thinking, tailor your behavior, and demand the kind of professional recognition you deserve. There's even a section of fill-in charts and checklists at the end of the book to help you stay on track, in control, and on the rise. Once you've freed yourself from life's sticky floors, there's nowhere to go but up.

Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact?

Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide

Author: Farida Jalalzai

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199943559

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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In the past 50 years, fewer than eighty women worldwide have attained the office of prime minister or president. In 2010, women held just seventeen of the world's 252 executive posts - slightly less than seven percent. In Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact?, Farida Jalalzai explores the patterns of women executive's paths, powers, and potential impacts, examining the global and national mechanisms that prevent women from attaining executive office. Combining a broad understanding of global dynamics of executive power with detailed studies of individual women leaders, Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact? analyzes how institutionally embedded gender expectations limit women's representational impact.

Women of Power

Half a Century of Female Presidents and Prime Ministers Worldwide

Author: Torild Skard

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447315804

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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This unique book presents all 73 female presidents and prime ministers from around the world, from 1960 (when the first was elected) to 2010, through a series of fascinating case studies that discuss the motives, achievements and life stories of these women of power.

What Happened

Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501175572

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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“An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time Magazine #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election. In this “candid and blackly funny” (The New York Times) memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. She takes us inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. “At her most emotionally raw” (People), Hillary describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. She tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. In this “feminist manifesto” (The New York Times), she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. Offering a “bracing... guide to our political arena” (The Washington Post), What Happened lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign, now with a new epilogue showing how Hillary grappled with many of her worst fears coming true in the Trump Era, while finding new hope in a surge of civic activism, women running for office, and young people marching in the streets.

Dare

Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge

Author: Becky Blalock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111874473X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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From a veteran Fortune 500 executive, how women can reach and succeed in top leadership positions Though women hold a majority of the managerial and professional jobs in the workforce, they occupy a mere 14% of C-suite positions at Fortune 500 firms. To break through this stubborn glass ceiling, women must learn to take bold steps when career-defining moments arise. During her 33-year career at Southern Company, a Fortune 500 utility company, Becky Blalock rose to become CIO in a traditionally male industry. Now she offers her own hard-won advice, as well as that of 28 top female executives, to show all aspiring women how to dare to reach the highest tier of leadership and C-suite positions. Includes advice and mentoring lessons from top women business leaders such as: Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA; Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon; Carol Tomé, CFO of Home Depot; Dr. Beverly Tatum, president of Spelman College, and Jeanette Horan, CIO of IBM, among many others Features straightforward, honest advice on gaining confidence, speaking up, finding mentors, learning to fail, building a network of allies, managing others, and more Written by pioneering business leader Becky Blalock, with a Foreword by Anne Mulcahy, former chairperson and CEO of Xerox Corporation Dare is must-needed guide for women everywhere, at every level, striving to develop the character, skills, and relationships that deliver greater success in the workplace.

Fresh Insights to End the Glass Ceiling

Author: Nancy Parsons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692855744

Category:

Page: 164

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Parsons' research-based book, Fresh Insights to END the Glass Ceiling, reveals the true reasons why the glass ceiling exists and it is not what most people think. That is why today's solutions are not working. Equipped with the new insights in this book, we can at last make the glass ceiling a thing of the past. Most companies have positive intent and are making significant investments in initiatives to accelerate promotional opportunities for women. Yet, progress has stalled. Even though it has been nearly four decades since the Pregnancy Act of 1978 went into effect, only 5.8% of CEOs of Fortune 500s are women and only about 14% serve as corporate executives. Meanwhile, nearly 60% of today's college graduates are women. These numbers simply do not add up. Parsons explains in this new book that if we stay on the current trajectory, it will take over 400 years for women to attain just 50% of the CEO positions of Fortune 500s. Clearly, this is not acceptable. From a bottom line perspective, a study conducted by the Peterson Institute for Global Economics of 22,000 organizations found that companies that had at least 30% of senior leaders as women had 15% increased profitability. So, the need to bring the glass ceiling down swiftly is more than a gender issue, it is a bottom line business success issue. Fresh Insights to End the Glass Ceiling answers these elusive questions: Are there real gender differences in leadership traits? What are the real root causes of the glass ceiling? How have some women made it to the top? Who owns the problem? What are the solutions? What actions should organizations and women take to end the glass ceiling phenomena? With quizzes to test knowledge about the glass ceiling, and an eye toward breaking the long-held myths about women in leadership, Parsons shares both new research and new solutions. It includes action plans for c-suite/executives, interest groups, talent-development professionals and individuals (both women and men) so that the glass ceiling may be shattered once and for all.

No Place for a Woman

A Life of Senator Margaret Chase Smith

Author: Janann Sherman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813529677

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

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No Place for a Woman is the first biography to analyze Margaret Chase Smith's life and times by using politics and gender as the lens through which we can understand this Maine senator's impact on American politics and American women. Sherman's research is based upon more than one hundred hours of personal interviews with Senator Smith, and extensive research in primary and government documents, including those from the holdings of the Margaret Chase Smith Library.

The Racial Glass Ceiling

Subordination in American Law and Culture

Author: Roy L. Brooks

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300223307

Category: Law

Page: 256

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A compelling study of a subtle and insidious form of racial inequality in American law and culture. Why does racial equality continue to elude African Americans even after the election of a black president? Liberals blame white racism while conservatives blame black behavior. Both define the race problem in socioeconomic terms, mainly citing jobs, education, and policing. Roy Brooks, a distinguished legal scholar, argues that the reality is more complex. He defines the race problem African Americans face today as a three-headed hydra involving socioeconomic, judicial, and cultural conditions. Focusing on law and culture, Brooks defines the problem largely as racial subordination--"the act of impeding racial progress in pursuit of nonracist interests." Racial subordination is little understood and underacknowledged, yet it produces devastating and even deadly racial consequences that affect both poor and socioeconomically successful African Americans. Brooks addresses a serious problem, in many ways more dangerous than overt racism, and offers a well-reasoned solution that draws upon the strongest virtues America has exhibited to the world.

Letters to Jackie

Condolences from a Grieving Nation

Author: Ellen Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061969826

Category: History

Page: 384

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As seen on NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, MSNBC, and in the Boston Globe, New York Times, and USA Today It is perhaps the most memorable event of the twentieth century: the assassination of president John F. Kennedy Within seven weeks of president Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy received more than 800,000 condolence letters. Two years later, the volume of correspondence would exceed 1.5 million letters. For the next forty-six years, the letters would remain essentially untouched. Now, in her selection of 250 of these astonishing letters, historian Ellen Fitzpatrick reveals a remarkable human record of that devastating moment, of Americans across generations, regions, races, political leanings, and religions, in mourning and crisis. Reflecting on their sense of loss, their fears, and their hopes, the authors of these letters wrote an elegy for the fallen president that captured the soul of the nation.

It Still Takes A Candidate

Why Women Don’t Run for Office

Author: Jennifer L. Lawless,Richard L. Fox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139490982

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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It Still Takes A Candidate serves as the only systematic, nationwide empirical account of the manner in which gender affects political ambition. Based on data from the Citizen Political Ambition Panel Study, a national survey conducted of almost 3,800 'potential candidates' in 2001 and a second survey of more than 2,000 of these same individuals in 2008, Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox find that women, even in the highest tiers of professional accomplishment, are substantially less likely than men to demonstrate ambition to seek elective office. Women are less likely than men to be recruited to run for office. They are less likely than men to think they are qualified to run for office. And they are less likely than men to express a willingness to run for office in the future. This gender gap in political ambition persists across generations and over time.

Big Girls Don't Cry

The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

Author: Rebecca Traister

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143915029X

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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A journalist and feminist explores the ways the 2008 election brought issues concerning women and power, sexism and feminism into the national spotlight, and what it means for the country, all the while weaving in her first-person experience navigating this turbulent time.

Gender and Elections

Shaping the Future of American Politics

Author: Susan J. Carroll,Richard L. Fox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108278582

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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The fourth edition of Gender and Elections offers a systematic, lively, multi-faceted account of the role of gender in the electoral process through the 2016 elections. This timely, yet enduring, volume strikes a balance between highlighting the most important development for women as voters and candidates in the 2016 elections and providing a more long-term, in-depth analysis of the ways in which gender has helped shape the contours and outcomes of electoral politics in the United States. Individual chapters demonstrate the importance of gender in understanding and interpreting presidential elections, voter participation and turnout, voting choices, congressional elections, the participation of African American women, the support of political parties and women's organizations, candidate communications with voters, and state elections. Without question, Gender and Elections is the most comprehensive, reliable, and trustworthy resource on the role of gender in electoral politics.