Resource Rewind: Exploring the Archives of the International Leadership Association
6 March 2020
In honor of International Women's Day on 8 March, we've selected a series of FREE resources below on the topic of Women and Leadership for this month's Resource Rewind.

We hope you enjoy these articles! Also, and with deep appreciation, please check out our social media campaign this month highlighting the work of ILA members on this topic (see links below) as well as the ILA Women and Leadership conference this June.

Cover of Athena Rising
Engaging Men as Mentors for Women

In their book Athena Rising, David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson suggest that one reason companies haven't increased the proportion of women in key leadership positions is because men have not adequately engaged in the professional development and mentoring of women. They share their findings and eight practical strategies for increasing effective male mentorship of women.
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Cover of Gender, Authenticity, and Leadership
Gender, Authenticity, & Leadership

Behind-the-Pages interview with Rita A. Gardiner in 2015 on her book Gender, Authenticity, and Leadership: Thinking With Arendt. The interview covers the ideas of Hannah Arendt, a critique of authentic leadership theory and leadership studies, and the findings of a study Gardiner did and its implications for women in leadership. Bonus for ILA Members! Log in and Download Chapter 5, "Authenticity, Ethics and Leadership."
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Power Through Partnership Book Cover
Power Through Partnership

Explore the power of partnership in this 2015 Leadership Perspectives Webinar as presenters Betsy Polk and Maggie Ellis Chotas share the findings from their book, Power Through Partnership: How Women Lead Better Together. Based on their own 12-year partnership as well as interviews with 125 business partners around the world, Betsy and Maggie share how to approach your career with a partnership mindset, overcome the myths that discourage women from leading together, and make the most of conflict in your collaborations.
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