Coming in from the cold? Women leaders in higher education

Griffiths, V. (2011) Coming in from the cold? Women leaders in higher education. In: International Women’s Day: Coming in From the Cold? Women Leaders in Higher Education, March 8 2012, Canterbury Christ Church University. (Unpublished)

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In this session, current research and the latest figures on women academics in leadership roles will be discussed in relation to the changing global context for women in higher education: is it still a ‘chilly climate’ for women in academia or have we moved forward?

Professor Griffiths will present findings from her recent study of women leaders in higher education, drawing on interviews with 18 women leaders who were interviewed about their experiences of leadership roles.

The women interviewed for the study demonstrated highly skilful, principled leadership styles and a blend of inclusive, collegial approaches with direction and vision. The findings showed a close interaction between personal, professional and organisational factors and the importance of a supportive institutional ethos, leadership training, mentoring and female role models.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women; leaders; universities; higher education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education > LB2341 Supervision and administration. Business management
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Prof Vivienne Griffiths
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012 14:55
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2014 12:48

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