This work is part of the "SAGE Reference Series on Leadership" and provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. It covers historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, but also places a strong focus on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains. The two-volume set is centered on the 100 most important topics, issues, questions and debates specific to women and gender. By focusing on 100 key topics, more detailed information and depth of discussion is provided than typically found in an encyclopedia entry but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. Key Themes: women and public leadership in the American context; women's global leadership; and women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy, advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts.