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CWS/cf Call for Papers: Narratives of Black, Indigenous and Racialized Women in Leadership Positions

Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme (cws/cf)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Narratives of Black, Indigenous and Racialized Women in Leadership Positions

36.1,2 (Fall/Winter 2021)

 EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 30, 2021

The advancement of women into leadership positions in organizations continues to be challenging. This reality is rooted in systemic and societal structures that disenfranchise women as they move through the corporate ranks or as they struggle to have their voices heard within their own communities. There is evidence that women are beginning to disrupt dominant gender ideologies by taking different approaches in their careers, within their specific professions. Women are taking risks and agreeing to take part in leadership in different organizations. However, despite all these efforts, women leaders continue to be underrepresented in every sector of society and this is more pronounced for those from marginalized groups, such as Black, Indigenous and racialized women.  For the few that hold leadership positions, little research and literature has been dedicated to their experiences in these roles (Fitzgerald, 2006; Jean-Marie et al., 2009; Sanchez-Hucles & Davis, 2010). Research has shown that although Black, Indigenous, and racialized women have made strides in various organizations, they continue to face personal, professional, systemic, and institutional challenges in reaching top leadership positions globally (Fitzgerald, 2006; Jean-Marie et al., 2009; Sanchez-Hucles & Davis, 2010). This special edition will focus on the marginalization of Black, Indigenous, and Racialized women in leadership positions and highlight the challenges they faced and how they have addressed them. The main objective of the edition is to contribute to the leadership discourse of Black, Indigenous, and Racialized women by centering on their narratives and lived experience.

Suggested, but non-exhaustive, topics for the special edition:

  • Your journey as a female leader
  • Approaches to inclusive leadership
  • Indigenous forms of leadership
  • Racialized women in leadership positions
  • What does it mean to be a Black female in a leadership position?
  • What does it mean to be Transgender in a leadership position?
  • What does it mean to be an Indigenous female in a leadership position?
  • What does it mean to be a Racialized female in a leadership potion?
  • Women leaders from the grassroots organization
  • What do women in leadership positions bring to various organizations?
  • Challenges faced
  • Coping mechanisms and forms of personal and collective care
  • Feminist leadership
  • Women’s leadership in social justice
  • Non-traditional models of leadership
  • Negotiating the politics of race and gender in organizations
  • Women, race, power, and leadership
  • Success stories

Your ideas for additional topics are welcome.

Invited are essays, research reports, true stories, alternative forms of narration, poetry, drawings, and other art works that illuminate these issues.

 EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 30, 2021

Articles should be typed, double-spaced, and a maximum of 16 pages long (4000 words). A short (50-word) abstract of the article and a brief biographical note must accompany each submission. Please send a hard copy of your manuscript as well as emailing a copy. We give preference to previously unpublished material. If possible, please submit graphics or photographs to accompany your article. Please note CWS/cf reserves the right to edit manuscripts with respect to length and clarity, and in conformity with our house-style. To encourage use of the material published, CWS/cf has granted electronic rights to Ebsco, Gale Group, Micromedia Proquest, and the H. W. Wilson. Any royalties received will be used by CWS/cf to assist the publication in disseminating its message.

Write or call as soon as possible indicating your intention to submit your work.

Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme
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