This elective course explores the nature and purpose of women and leadership from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. Topics include the women's rights movement, the growth of feminism, the contributions of women to business and the foodservice industry, women's challenges in other cultures, and a variety of other contemporary subjects. Current issues and trends are examined from historical, cultural, political, and ethical perspectives. Analysis and synthesis are used to apply information from a variety of resources to issues facing women who hold or seek leadership roles. Strategies for developing effective leadership are integrated throughout the course.