CGHE Webinar 223

Women’s leadership in higher education: Global opportunity, global challenge

Date: Tuesday, 6 July 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Zoom webinar
Speaker(s):
  • Norzaini Azman, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia
  • Tessa DeLaquil, Boston College, USA
  • Amalia Di Iorio, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Robin Matross Helms, American Council on Education, USA
  • Aliya Kuzhabekova, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • Alma Maldonado-Maldonado, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico
  • Adéle Moodly, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Georgina Yaa Oduro, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Rebecca Schendel, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA

Event Materials

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In most contexts around the world, women are now enrolling in higher education at similar – or even higher – rates to men. However, these statistics give the false impression that gender equality in higher education has somehow been reached. In fact, higher education remains highly unequal in terms of gender in almost every country in the world. This is particularly pronounced in the area of leadership, with the vast majority of senior leadership positions still held by men in most contexts, despite the clear potential that women leaders offer for the sector.

This webinar considers this phenomenon through a comparative lens, contrasting the specific barriers and opportunities facing aspiring women leaders in a number of different geographic contexts and elevating the lessons that might be drawn from such an analysis when seeking to rectify some of the imbalances within national systems and individual institutions.

The work presented in this webinar – published this year as an International Brief for Higher Education Leaders – was coordinated by the Boston College Center for International Higher Education and funded through a generous grant from the American Council for Education.

This webinar is being co-hosted by CGHE and the Center for International Higher Education.

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