by Kimberly Battle-Walters Denu & Janet S. Walters
From the lives of women who juggle multiple roles, Mothers are Leaders tackles the challenges of being a mother-leader by pinpointing strategies and skills needed to maintain balance.
This book offers readers the opportunity to gain insight, and likely find reflections of their own lives, in the stories and studies within these pages. Author and Editor Kimberly Battle-Walters Denu writes: "Every mother is a leader—whether she is in the workplace or at home. However, those mothers who also lead outside of the home have an opportunity to provide a unique perspective of leadership in the workplace, due to their roles as mothers, and the distinctive attributes and skills that mothers bring."
From the world of academe, ministry, and business, the contributors offer a wealth of knowledge in this arena of study that is breaking open. Their chapters address flexibility, prioritizing, mentoring, strategic leadership, change, nurturing, defining reality, authenticity, and preparation and training.
Kimberly Battle-Walters Denu, PhD, is the Special Advisor to the President and Provost, a former Vice Provost for undergraduate programs, and a professor at Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Battle-Walters Denu received her bachelor's degree from Vanguard University of Southern California, her master's degree in social work from Temple University, and her doctorate in sociology, with an emphasis in race and family, from the University of Florida. She and her husband are the proud parents of three amazing children. She is also the eldest daughter and friend of Janet Walters, the co-editor for this book.
Janet Walters is the vice president of Walters Enterprises and co-owner of Home Video Studio franchise in California. Janet is an ordained minister and enjoys speaking at various church events throughout the United States. She serves on the national advisory council for the United Church of the Living God. She and her husband, Randall, have been married for over forty years and both enjoy traveling the world and finding new adventures. She is the mother of four daughters and has five lovely grandchildren.
"The life of a working mother is personally challenging, complex, and rewarding. The authors of Mothers Are Leaders take the joys of motherhood, the conviction of faith, and the rewards of work and intertwine them into a fabric of graceful understanding and encouragement. This book provides insight both to women and the men who work with them."
—Dr. Deana L. Porterfield, President, Roberts Wesleyan College
"I grew up with a mother who was a leader. In our single-parent home, I watched her exhibit crisis-management skills, make wise work/home choices, be a wise spiritual leader, and have a strategy for raising three boys in a very difficult situation. Finally, here's a book that celebrates all those ways I saw my mother lead, as well as the countless mothers today who lead in their homes, careers, ministries, and workplaces. In this must read book from a select group of scholars and leaders, you'll find the research, the heart-grabbing stories, and the life-changing principles that mark mothers as leaders."
—John Trent, PhD, Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry and Therapy, Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois
Dimensions (inches): 8.75 x 6
Weight (pounds): 0.7