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Shattered, Cracked, or Firmly Intact?: Women and the Executive Glass Ceiling Worldwide

Farida Jalalzai


The numbers of women presidents and prime ministers have grown substantially over the past five decades, and women now govern in vastly different contexts. This book outlines important patterns related to women executive's paths, powers, and potential impacts. It combines qualitative and quantitative analysis and explores both contexts in which women have successfully gained executive power and those where they have not. The glass ceiling is truly shattered in some contexts, such as Finland (where three different women leaders have come to power), only cracked in the United Kingdom (with Marga ... More

Keywords: women, gender, national leaders, executives, representation, prime ministers, presidents

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199943531
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199943531.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Farida Jalalzai, author
University of Missouri-St. Louis