Feminist Analyses of Leadership

Selected Works


Elizabeth J. Allan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Higher Educational Leadership

University of Maine


Astin, H. & Leland, C.  (1991).  Women of influence, women of change.  San      

    Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

Belenky, M. F., Bond, L.A., & Weinstock, J.S.  (1997).  A tradition that has no name:         

    Nurturing the development of peoples, families, and communities.  New York:  Basic  


Biernat, M. & Fuegen, K. (2001).  Shifting standards and the evaluation of 

    competence:  Complexity in gender-based judgment and decision making.  Journal of 

    Social Issues, 57, 702-724.

Blackmore, J. (1999).  Troubling Women:  Feminism, leadership and educational 

    change.  Philadelphia:  Open University Press.

Boldry, J., Woody, W., & Kashy, D. A.  (2001).  Gender stereotypes and 

    the evaluation of men and women in military training.  Journal of Social Issues, 57,  


Bond, L.A., Belenky, M.F., & Weinstock, J.S. (1999).  The listening partners 

    program:  An initiative toward feminist community psychology in action.  American 

    Journal of Community Psychology, 28, 697-730.

Burns, K. L. (1987).  Reconstructing leadership experiences:  Toward a      

    feminist theory of leadership.  Doctoral Dissertation.  University of Iowa.

Buzzanell, P.M. (Ed.) (2000).  Rethinking organizational & managerial communication 

    from feminist perspectives.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Calas, M.B. (1996). The woman’s point of view:  Feminist approaches to organizational 

    studies.  Handbook of organizational studies (pp.218-257).  London:  Sage.

Calas, M.B. & Smircich, L.  (1991).  Voicing seduction to silence leadership.  

    Organization Studies, 12(4), 567-601.

Calas, M.B. & Smircich, L.  (1993, March/April).  Dangerous liaisons:  The feminine-in 

    management meets globalization.  Business Horizons, 36 (2), 73-83.

Carli, L. L.  (2001).  Gender and social influence. Journal of Social Issues, 57, 725-


Carli, L.L. & Eagly, A.H.  (2001).  Gender, hierarchy, and leadership:  An introduction.  

    Journal of Social Issues, 57, 629-636.  

Cousens, N. (1993).  Women as feminist leaders.  Rhonert Park, CA:  Cousens Press. 

Cronin, S., Derman-Sparks, L., Henry, S., & Olatunji, C. (1998).  Future vision, present     

    work:  Learning from the culturally relevant anti-bias leadership project.  St. Paul, 

    MN:  Redleaf Publishing.

Davidson, M. & Burke, R.J. (1994).  Women in management:  Current research issues.  

    London:  Paul Chapman.

DeMatteo, L. (1994).  From hierarchy to unity between men and women managers:  

    Towards an androgynous style of management.  Women in Management Review, 9,7, 


Dovidio, J.F.  (2001).  On the nature of contemporary prejudice:  The third wave.  The 

    Journal of Social Issues, 57, 829-849.

Eagly, A. H. & Johannesen-Schmidt, M. C.  (2001).  The leadership styles of 

    women and men.  Journal of Social Issues, 57, 781-797.

Ferguson, K.E. (1984).  The feminist case against bureaucracy.  Philadelphia:  Temple 

    University Press.

Fine, M.G. & Buzzanell, P.M.  (2000).  Walking the high wire:  Leadership theorizing, 

    daily acts, and tensions. In P.M. Buzzanell (Ed.), Rethinking organizational & 

    managerial communication from feminist perspectives (pp.  128-156).  Thousand 

    Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Glazer-Raymo, J., Townsend, B., & Ropers-Huilman, B.  (2000).  Women in higher 

    education:  A feminist perspective.  Boston:  Pearson Custom Publishing.       

Green, R. & Wittstock, L. (Speakers) (1988).  American Indian women:  Diverse 

    leadership for social change. Recorded at the 14th plenary session of the 10th annual 

    NWSA Convention.  College Park, MD:  National Women's Studies Association. 

Hanner, M. N. (1994).  The feminist ethos and higher education administration.  

    Bloomington, IN:  Indiana State University.

Heilman, M. E.  (2001).  Description and prescription:  How gender stereotypes 

    prevent women’s ascent up the organizational ladder.  Journal of Social Issues, 57, 


Helgesen, S.  (1990).  The female advantage:  Women’s ways of leadership.  New York:  

    Springer Publishing Company.  

Klenke, K.  (1996).  Women in leadership:  A contextual perspective.  New York:  

    Springer Publishing Company.

Kokopeli, B. & Lakey, G.  (1985).  Leadership for change:  Toward a feminist model.  

    Philadelphia:  New Society Publishers.

Korabik, K.  (1990, April/May).  Androgyny and leadership style.  Journal of Business    

    Ethics, 9, 283-292. 


Lips, H. M. (2001).  Envisioning positions of leadership:  The expectations of university 

    students in Virginia and Puerto Rico.  Journal of Social Issues, 57, 799-813.

Maddock, S. (1999).  Challenging women:  Gender, culture, and organization.  London:  


Maxcy, S.J. (1994).  Postmodern school leadership:  Meeting the crisis in educational 

    administration.  Westport, NY:  Praeger.

Nasstrom, K.  (1999, April).  Down to now:  Memory, narrative, and women’s leadership 

    in the civil rights movement in Atlanta, GA.  Gender and History, 11(1), 113-144.

Nee-Benham, M. K. P., Cooper, J.E., & Almee-Benham, M.  (1998).  Let my spirit soar!:  

    Narratives of diverse women in school leadership.  Thousand Oaks CA:  Corwin Press.

Nidiffer, J. & Bashaw, T. (2001).  Women administratoars in higher education:  

    Historical and contemporary persepectives.  Albany, NY:  SUNY Press.

Pratto, F. & Espinoza, P. (2001).  Gender, ethnicity, and power. Journal of 

    Social Issues, 57, 763-780. 

Raveling, J.  (1999, November).  An exploratory analysis of academic leadership career 

    attainment:  Examining the role of gender, institutional characteristics, and faculty 

    productivity.  Paper presented at the ASHE 24th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Ridgeway, C.L.  (2001).  Gender, status and leadership.  Journal of Social Issues, 57, 


Rosener, J.B. (1990, November/December).  Ways women lead.  Harvard Business 

    Review, 68,119-125

Rothschild, J. & Whitt, A.J.  (1986).  The cooperative workplace:  Potentials and 

    dilemmas of organizational democracy and participation.  New York:  Cambridge 

    University Press.

Rudman, L. A. & Glick, P. (2001).  Prescriptive gender stereotypes and backlash 

    toward agentic women. Journal of Social Issues, 57, 743-762. 

Sargent, A. G. & Stupak, R. J. (1989, December).  Managing in the ‘90s:  The 

    androgynous manager.  Training and Development Journal, 43(12), 29-35 .

Schein, V. E.  (2001).  A global look at psychological barriers to women’s progress 

    in management.  Journal of Social Issues, 57, 675-688.

Smircich, L. & Morgan, G. (1982).  Leadership:  The management of meaning.  Journal 

    of Applied Behavioral Science, 28, 339-385.

Van Nostrand, C.H. (1993).  Gender responsible leadership:  Detecting bias, 

    implementing interventions.  Newbury Park, CA:  Sage Publications.

Yoder, J. D.  (2001).  Making leadership work more effectively for women.  Journal 

    of Social Issues, 57, 815-828.