International Leadership Association launches Women and Leadership book series

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WASHINGTON - Aug. 1, 2013 - PRLog -- Fresh off the heels of a successful inaugural women and leadership conference, the International Leadership Association (ILA) is off and running on a new venture - Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice, a new book series. The submission deadline of initial chapter proposals for the first volume, Women and Leadership in Higher Education, is September 1, 2013, and the deadline for the second volume, Women as Global Leaders, is October 1, 2013. Leadership scholars Drs. Karen A. Longman, Susan R. Madsen and Faith Wambura Ngunjiri are spearheading this joint venture with the ILA's Women and Leadership Affinity Group and Information Age Publishing.

“This cross-disciplinary series will create a central body of research to inform leadership scholars and practitioners focusing on women and leadership,” says ILA director Shelly Wilsey. “The ILA is pleased to offer this new resource as part of our commitment to developing and advancing leadership knowledge and practice worldwide.”

This series aims to enhance knowledge and application about the leadership experiences and leadership development of women in different sectors, geographic regions and personal or professional contexts. Each volume of the series will focus on a specific theme while representing diverse organizational, national and international perspectives.

The first volume will link theory, research and practice of women’s leadership in various higher education contexts and offer suggestions for future leadership development strategies. Split into three sections, the book will provide insight on "The State of Women and Leadership in Higher Education;" "Women’s Leadership Development in Higher Education: Priorities for the Next Generation;" and "Women’s Approaches to Higher Education Leadership."

“The ILA is uniquely positioned to consolidate current thought and research on this important topic and to speak to the future in a way that moves the field constructively forward,” notes Volume I lead editor Karen Longman, a professor at Azusa Pacific University. “Since a large number of ILA members are from the field of higher education, the ILA is a natural platform for this book. The association plays a significant role in leadership development in higher education.”

Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, director of the Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work and associate professor of leadership and ethics at the Offutt School of Business, Concordia College, will serve as the primary editor for Volume II. “This volume will focus on the opportunities, challenges, experiences and research on women’s leadership in the global arena,” says Ngunjiri. “The Women and Leadership book series was envisioned in order to provide ILA members with a publishing outlet, ensuring that scholars, practitioners and students have a home for their empirical, conceptual and practice-oriented writings, and giving us all excellent leadership reading material.”

“I am thrilled to have this series move forward,” says series editor Susan Madsen, Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Utah Valley University.  “These volumes will inform the scholarly and conceptual work that comes out of the women and leadership realm for decades to come. I believe that through the ILA network and other networks of our members, that awareness of these important contributions can spread worldwide. Volumes will wrestle with some of the latest and most innovative and cutting-edge topics related to women and leadership around the globe.”

For more information about this new series, please visit the ILA website:

About the Women and Leadership Affinity Group
The Women and Leadership Affinity Group (WLAG) is a network of leadership scholars and practitioners who want to enhance their knowledge, expertise and research in the area of women and leadership and to advance the standing of women in leadership.

About the International Leadership Association
The International Leadership Association, founded in 1999, furthers the study and development of leadership around the globe. Through annual conferences, monthly webinars, regular publications and the Directory of Leadership Programs, among other services, the ILA provides resources that support leadership education, practice and research. Members have access to benefits such as free or discounted publications, special conference registration rates, live and on-demand webinars and conference proceedings and a global network of leadership scholars, educators and practitioners.

Malka Goldberg
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International Leadership Association
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