This first-of-its-kind project documents the contributions of women in public administration. It contains eight research-based case studies on women who have contributed to the field - academics, government managers, and activists. The women profiled are not from a random sample - they were selected based on their contributions to the theory and practice of public service. Each chapter relates the life and work of each subject to the broad issues faced by today's public servants. The result is a book that is both instructive and inspirational, and that should be read by every aspiring public service practitioner.
"…Outstanding Women [does] not simply state the obstacles that women face, but also the solutions that women have found to overcome gender barriers. [it] show[s] the innovativeness of women in the past, present, and the future and reveal a call for all people, regardless of gender, to continue their part in working toward sustainable solutions for women in leadership."
Hannah E. Poteete, Public Organiz. Review 2018
Part 1. A Different Way of Serving; A Different Way of Seeing; 1. The Amazing Miss Burchfield, Mary E. Guy; 2. Josephine Goldmark, Hindy Lauer Schachter; 3. Mary Livermore: A Legacy of Caring and Cooperative Womanhood in Service to the State, Patricia M. Shields; 4. Feminine Pioneer: Nellie Tayloe Ross, First Woman Governor, Teva Scheer; Part 2. Pioneers in the Upper Echelons of the Federal Government; 5. Madame Secretary Frances Perkins, Meredith A. Newman; 6. Patricia Roberts Harris: A Pioneer Champion of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Elizabeth G. Williams; Part 3. Into the Twenty-First Century: More Women of Courage and Substance; 7. Naomi B. Lynn: Painting a Rich Canvas, Linda K. Richter; 8. Maxine Kurtz: Knocking Down Bars of the Invisible Cage, Van R. Johnston