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Women in Leadership and Work-Family Integration Volume Two

A Woman's Identity

Editor(s): Kerri Cissna-Heath, Margaret J. Weber
Contributors: Latrissa Neiworth, Jodi Senk, Rhonda Capron, Amanda Green, Kelly Campbell;

Book Description

Today, women are assuming greater roles within the workplace and men are assuming greater roles within the home. Both spheres have to be seen as a place where males and females are competent. Gersick suggests that women have to let go of the traditional identities related to social role, family, and work. Both men and women have to step into new identities and develop new roles. Will the home look different and the workplace be a different environment? Absolutely, men will do their work in their way within the family and home, while women will clarify their identity within the workplace. Helgessen and Johnson (2010) describe the “female vision” which views the world differently than men. Women also bring a unique perspective to the workplace. This book encourages us to explore, embrace and celebrate these new identities within the workplace and the family.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9449-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9449-4
Date of Publication: 01/08/2016
Pages / Size: 190 / A5
Price: £41.99


Dr Margaret J. Weber is Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. She previously served in other leadership roles at Oklahoma State University. Currently, she serves as Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement at the Center for Women, Faith and Leadership. Dr Weber is passionate about the roles of women in the family, in leadership and in their faith around the globe, and seeks opportunities for women to find their voice.

Dr Kerri Cissna-Heath is a Midwestern native who currently lives in Los Angeles, California, and works at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. She has a religion degree from Warner Pacific College, a Masters of Education in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University, and a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Dr Cissna-Heath has worked in higher education for over ten years and focuses her research agenda on leadership development, racial reconciliation and women’s issues.