Educational Leadership of Women & People of Color

The majority of deans, tenured professors and college presidents are men. According to the American Council on Education, women comprise about 45% of senior academic administrators, including 7% women of color. Of CAOs, 38% are women, but only 3% are women of color. Academic leaders must establish clear objectives for advancing diversity among senior faculty and administrators. They also need to ensure that they create on-campus environments that are both inviting and supportive of diverse staff and students.

Building a Pipeline to Women’s Leadership

Female students have long surpassed their male peers in the rates at which they seek higher education. Yet across sectors, women’s representation in professional leadership roles has stalled at 15-17%. If women make up the majority of students earning Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees why are there so few women in top management positions? Further aggravating women’s uneven progress, the disparity is often most pronounced in the most lucrative fields, including STEM, economics and finance. 


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Obama hails Height as humble force for equality

By BRETT ZONGKER and JULIE PACE, Associated Press Writer Brett Zongker And Julie Pace, Associated Press Writer Thu Apr 29, 12:24 pm ET

Cultivating Diversity: Women of Color as Research Scholars

Date/Time: 
04/20/2010

What is research and what role does it play in effecting social change? What does it mean to be a professor and researcher, particularly as a woman of color? Why should women get involved in research as undergraduates and graduate students?
 
Our Spring Women's Research Forum will explore opportunities and challenges facing researchers when addressing social issues. Professors Billie Gastic and Charleen Brantley and graduate student Susan Choy will discuss various
ways that students can make a difference through research. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

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An advocate of women’s issues for more than 30 years, Marie C. Wilson is founder and President of The White House Project, co-creator of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work ® Day and author of Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World (Viking 2004). 

In 1998, Wilson founded The White House Project in recognition of the need to build a truly representative democracy – one where women lead alongside men in all spheres. Since its inception, The White House Project has been a leading advocate and voice on women’s leadership.

Before she took the helm at The White House Project, Wilson was, for nearly two decades, the President of the Ms. Foundation for Women. She is an honorary “founding mother” of the Ms. Foundation. In honor of her work, the Ms. Foundation has created The Marie C. Wilson Leadership Fund.

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New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.3684" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W

Angela Davis Honors Beverly Guy-Sheftall During NWSA Conference

Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. She has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. Davis served as the keynote speaker for the 2009 National Women's Studies Association's annual conference where she honored Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., NWSA President & Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Womens Studies at Spelman College.

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Perceived Barriers: Gender Equity in College Coaching and Administration

The third study conducted by the NCAA to measure career aspirations and perceptions of careers in intercollegiate athletics among females. It also seeks to provide NCAA policymakers, conference offices and member institutions with detailed information on the perceptions and concerns of female student-athletes, coaches, administrators and officials regarding careers for females in intercollegiate athletics.
 

URL: 
http://www.ncaapublications.com/Uploads/PDF/Barriers22461795-87bd-44ff-b94a-0dd11b9ee83c.pdf

DUAL-CAREER ACADEMIC COUPLES: WHAT UNIVERSITIES NEED TO KNOW

Based on the partnering status of full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty in thirteen top U.S. research universities, Dual-Career Academic Couples explores the impact of dual-career partnering on hiring, retention, professional attitudes, and work culture in the U.S. university sector. It also makes recommendations for improving the way universities work with dual-career candidates and strengthen overall communication with their faculty on hiring and retention issues.

URL: 
http://www.stanford.edu/group/gender/ResearchPrograms/DualCareer/researchstudies.html

Thirty-Three Years of Women in S&E Faculty Positions

The relatively low proportion of women in academic science and engineering (S&E) has been the topic of numerous recent books, reports, and workshops. Data for 2006 show that women continue to constitute a much lower percentage of S&E full professors than their share of S&E doctorates awarded in that year. Even in psychology, a field heavily dominated by women, women were less than half of all full professors, even though they earned well more than half of doctorates in 2006.

URL: 
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf08308/

Medical women in academia: the silences we keep

There are more medical women today in academia as students, residents and faculty than ever before. However, a certain silence continues to dismiss the challenges they face in balancing career demands, family life, gender biases and harassment. This same silence continues to perpetuate a culture that is inhospitable to the retention of women in academic medicine.
 

URL: 
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/167/8/877.pdf
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