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CAUT Bulletin Archives

February 2003

Women and Leadership

Audrey MacNevin, Ellen O’Reilly, Elaine Leslau Silverman & Anne Tayler, eds. Ottawa: Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, 2002; 224 pp; paper $13.95 CA.
Leadership emerges in every setting where there are women, in quilting guilds and workplaces, politics and universities, clubs and informal gatherings, and social service agencies and schools. Women’s aspirations to lead are often thwarted. Their ambitions are derided, even negated, by a culture which deems them unseemly. In this collection, the authors challenge our thinking on the subject of leadership and remind us that to make change we must keep going, guided by the leaders who help us think clearly and work hard. The Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, 25 years old, is happy to contribute to new insights on leadership in this volume. Twenty-five years is a mere moment; making the changes we hope for requires tireless analysis, communal effort, and dogged persistence. We offer these essays in the hope for greater fairness, justice, and creativity in our culture and among our women leaders.
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