Contribution to Book
Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership
Susan R. Madsen
Edward Elgar Publishing
Although it is quite easy to identify women leaders, men continue to occupy the vast majority of leadership roles in the world. It has been argued that one of the reasons for this differential is women's aspirations for leadership are less than men's. Women's leadership aspirations are defined in this chapter as girls' and women's longing for and intentional seeking after a future that catalyze their visions, goals, or calling for themselves into reality, whether or not they use the term leadership to describe their aspirations.
Women’s Leadership Aspirations (2016). Devnew, L., Austin, A. M. B., Le Ber, M. J., & Shapiro, M. in Handbook of Research on Gender and Leadership, S. Madsen (ed.). Northampton, MA: Elgar Publishers.