Women's Leadership Aspirations and Career Paths in Higher Education: Influence of Personal Factors
Educational Research and Administration
The purpose of this chapter is to provide insight into the ways in which personal life roles such as mother, daughter, and/or spouse/partner influence the leadership aspirations of women holding senior university administrative positions (e.g., academic dean, vice president, provost). The chapter is informed by a postmodern feminist perspective and reviews literature related to pathways to the presidency, family considerations, gender roles, and geographic mobility. Findings from the literature are integrated with those of the dissertation of the second author. In keeping with a postmodern feminist perspective, the chapter concludes with recommendations for change in recruiting diverse women for higher education leadership.
Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership
Hill, L. H.
(2019). Women's Leadership Aspirations and Career Paths in Higher Education: Influence of Personal Factors. Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership, 176-198.
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