Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons
Women make up less than 10% of national leaders, and behind this lies a pattern of unequal access to power. In conversation with some of the world's most powerful and interesting women, this title explores gender bias and asks why there aren't more women in leadership roles? Using current research as a starting point, Gillard and Okonjo-Iweala form questions and hypotheses, then test them on the lived experiences of women leaders such as Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Michelle Bachelet and Theresa May. Their stories reveal how gender and sexism affect perceptions of women as leaders, the trajectories of their leaderships, and the circumstances in which they come to an end. The result is a rare insight into the life of any leader, and a powerful call to arms for driven women everywhere.