Becoming a female leader in higher education: investigations from a regional university

Redmond, Petrea and Gutke, Hannah and Galligan, Linda and Howard, Angela and Newman, Tara (2017) Becoming a female leader in higher education: investigations from a regional university. Gender and Education, 29 (3). pp. 332-351. ISSN 0954-0253


Issues of gender imbalance in leadership have long been a significant issue in universities, as is the case across most industries. This paper explores the experiences of seven females who have successfully achieved senior leadership positions at a regional university in Australia. While the experiences of these women differ in many ways, there are certainly similarities in the challenges and adversities that they have faced, and their perceptions of what has allowed them to experience success in their leadership roles. This paper provides a number of recommendations for women aspiring to be leaders in higher education, such as committing to ongoing development, taking opportunities when presented, developing resilience, developing a track record, and seeking support, and also
recommendations for institutions.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2017 00:36
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 00:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership; women; higher education; regional university; gender equity
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2016.1156063

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