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Contribute a chapter to Palgrave Handbook of Women Leadership!

  • 1.  Contribute a chapter to Palgrave Handbook of Women Leadership!

    Posted 09-20-2022 21:11

    Esteemed colleagues, Greetings!

    We trust you are doing fine and staying safe and healthy during these trying times.

    You are cordially invited to send a chapter proposal to the following proposed Handbook:

    The Palgrave Handbook of Women Leadership
    Edited by Satinder K. Dhiman

    The Context of the proposed Handbook:

    In this UN Decade for Action on Gender Equality, multiple forums, interest groups, and world leaders have pledged to eliminate gender inequalities globally and to realize women's human potential and rights. Yet, many believe that public commitments have not been matched with the actions, policies and programs needed to achieve these goals. Additionally, the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on women threatens to reverse decades of progress on gender equality, whether through lost income due to job losses, heightened vulnerability, the greater care burden brought by lockdowns, and steep increase in domestic violence. Thus, there is a call to action for accelerating gender parity on horizon.

    Research shows that even though women leaders continue to contribute marvelously to organizations in myriad ways, yet they remain largely underrepresented in leadership positions in all arenas. Even in top positions, women continue to face challenges within institutional structures, systems, and mind-sets that require systemic transformative change.                                                                                   

    This Handbook surveys the perceptions and challenges to women leadership. It also identifies and examines the factors that shape the success of women leaders, who, against significant odds, rise above these challenges and make their mark.

    Keywords: Gender Equality; Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Equality; Covid-19 Pandemic and Gender (In)Equality; Barriers to Women Leadership; Women Leadership in Higher Education; Changing Landscape of women leadership, globally.

    Authored/co-authored chapters will consist of minimum 10,000 words and will represent a fine blend of theory and practice. We encourage PhD candidates to consider this invite who are doing research in the areas of gender equality, gender parity, women leadership, gender issues in leadership, and so on. Typically, such chapters are co-authored with candidates' PhD supervisor (s) and/or research faculty. 

    If interested, please reply with chapter title and precise 150 words proposed chapter description by or before October 25, 2023, to   satinder.dhiman@woodbury.edu

    Kindly cc all chapter co-authors, including providing their professional affiliation details. In the subject of your email, please mention "Chapter proposal for Women Leadership Handbook."

    The completed chapters are not due until the end of July 2024.

    This handbook is a multi-volume, multi-author Major Reference Work (MRW) comprising a wide-ranging cadre of leading world-class scholars, practitioners and contributing authors from diverse fields of inquiry and specializations whose research and practice directly or indirectly pertain to the theme of gender issues in leadership and/or women leadership.

    Chapter contributions should comprise a well-established, accepted body of knowledge on the topic, not new research, theses, or data.  Primary data may be used as "case in point" within the broader construct of Gender Equality and Women Leadership. In other words, the chapter should reflect a balanced overview of the author's chosen topic and not an argument of its worth, value, or effectiveness.  E.g., "Napa Valley Wines" not "Napa Valley Creates the World's Best Wines.

    Submitted chapters should be exclusively prepared for the present handbook. No part of the chapter should be published elsewhere in the identical form. Chapters should comprise 10,000-12,000 words (including all references, tables, appendices, bibliographies, etc.; co-authored chapters tend to have a higher word count), and use 1.5 line spacing and 12 pt. Times New Roman font, and must use the APA 7th edition reference style (www.apa.org)

    This communication is being sent to a very large cadre of management/leadership/scholars and practitioners worldwide and a similar invite was also posted on the Academy of Management list serves for OB and MSR (sorry for any double and/or cross-postings).

    To get a glimpse of the quality, diversity, and scale of such volumes, kindly browse through the following links:

    1. Springer Handbook of Engaged Sustainability(2018)
    2. Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment (2018)
    3. Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Wellbeing (December 2020)
    4. The Routledge Companion to Mindfulness at Work(2020)
    5. The Palgrave Handbook of Servant Leadership (2022/2023)
    6. Routledge Companion to Leadership and Change (December 2022)
    7. The Springer Handbook of Global Leadership and Followership (2022/2023)

    Thank you so much for your kind consideration of this innovative proposal.

    Continue to stay safe and healthy and abundantly blessed.

    Warm Regards,                                                    


    Satinder K. Dhiman, PhD, EdD, MBA, MCOM  

    Associate Dean, MBA Director and Chairperson 

    Professor of Management, School of Business 


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    Satinder Dhiman, PhD, EdD, MBA, MCOM
    Associate Dean, Director and Chair of MBA
    Professor of Management
    Woodbury University
    Burbank, California (USA)
    +1 (818) 625 7288