Title

Women's Leadership Aspirations and Career Paths in Higher Education: Influence of Personal Factors

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Department

Educational Research and Administration

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership

First Page

176

Last Page

198

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