Women , Leadership and Social Change: Past and Present

By Maureen Goldman and G. Elizabeth Kirsch.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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Co-presenters Kirsch and Goldman will examine issues of women, leadership, and ethics by examining how two historical figures who used power, subversion, and rhetorical activism to promote social change.

Keywords: Women, Leadership, Social Change, Subversion, Networking, Democratic Values, Social Justice

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.125-132. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 823.572KB).

Dr. Maureen Goldman

Maureen Goldman has won numerous grants to support gender studies and the arts arts and sciences at Bentley College. She has also been a fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, Harvard University. A former NEH fellow and Fulbright recipient, she has published in the areas of early American literature, gender studies, biography, expository writing and women and technology. She is currently working on a biography of historian and author, Mercy Otis Warren, sometimes called "the conscience of the American Revolution," and the only woman to have written a history of the American Revolution.

Dr. G. Elizabeth Kirsch

Gesa E. Kirsch's research and teaching interests include feminism and composition, ethics, qualitative research methods, and women’s autobiography, memoir and oral history. She has published Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research: The Politics of Location, Interpretation, and Publication (SUNY 1999); Women Writing the Academy: Audience, Authority, and Transformation (SIUP, 1994); and four edited collections, most recently, Feminism and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook (Bedford/St. Martin’s Press 2003). Her current research focuses on the life work of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter, a physician, women’s right advocate, and civic leader active in California at the turn of the twentieth century.


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