Research & Books

Included on this website are a variety of online resources women and men may consider in their education on broad topics related to women’s leadership in higher education. The inclusion of a specific resource does not necessarily imply UWHEN agreement to the material nor has UWHEN vetted all of the events.
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Ballenger, Julia.
“Women's Access to Higher Education Leadership: Cultural and Structural Barriers.”
In Forum on Public Policy Online 2010, No. 5 (2010).

Baltodano, Josefina Castillo, Susan Carlson, Leah Witcher Jackson, and Wanda Mitchell.
"Networking to Leadership in Higher Education: National and State-Based Programs and Networks for Developing Women."
Advances in Developing Human Resources 14, no. 1 (2012): 62-78.

Blackmore, Jill.
"Social Justice and the Study and Practice of Leadership in Education: A Feminist History."
Journal of Educational Administration and History 38, no. 2 (2006): 185-200.

Bonebright, Denise A., Cottledge, Anitra D., & Lonnquist, Peg.
“Developing Women Leaders on Campus: A Human Resources-Women’s Center Partnership at the University of Minnesota.”
Advances in Developing Human Resources 14, no.1 (2011): 79-95.

Brown, Brene.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.
New York: Gotham Books, 2012.

Carli, Linda L., and Alice H. Eagly.
"Gender, Hierarchy, and Leadership: An Introduction."
Journal of Social issues 57, no. 4 (2001): 629-636.

Chin, Jean L.
Women and Leadership: Transforming Visions and Diverse Voices.
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

Chiquet, Maureen.
Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms.
New York: HarperBusiness, 2017.

Collard, John, and Cecilia Reynolds.
Leadership Gender and Culture in Education.
Maidenhead, UK: McGraw-Hill International, 2007.

Conway, Jill K.
A Woman’s Education.
New York: Vintage, 2002.

Cubillo, Leela, and Marie Brown.
"Women into Educational Leadership and Management: International Differences?."
Journal of Educational Administration 41, no. 3 (2003): 278-291.

Dean, Diane R., Susan J. Bracken, and Jeanie K. Allen.
Women in Academic Leadership: Professional Strategies, Personal Choices.
Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2009.

Eagly, Alice H.
"Female Leadership Advantage and Disadvantage: Resolving the Contradictions."
Psychology of Women Quarterly 31, no. 1 (2007): 1-12.