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ERIC Number: ED493027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug-22
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Women and Leadership: What Should the Role of Women Leaders Be in the 21st Century
Jones, Gwendolyn; DeWalt, Cassandra Sligh
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The major purpose of this study was to examine the role of top-level women leaders in the 21st century. The study was conducted in Spring, 2005 as a part of the WS History Month Program. Five prominent women leaders were invited to a university campus as a community outreach initiative. The panelists included: one 4-year college president of a HBCU [Historically Black Colleges and Universities]; one 2-year college president of a small, suburban technical college; one college provost and chief operating officer of a large predominately White northeast university (PWU); one superintendent of a medium size rural school district; and one director of a non-profit organization. The panel group was very diverse: two African American leaders; one Asian leader; and two White top-level leaders. The researcher also invited an associate provost (White) of a large suburban PWU to introduce the event. The pilot study, panel discussion group format was similar to a focus group study. According to Krueger & Casey (2000), "Focus groups are typically composed of five to ten people, but the size can range from as few as four to as many as twelve" (p. 10). Two themes emerged as a result of this pilot. One theme related to mentoring. The second theme related to the need for leadership programs to help develop women leaders. A review of the literature supports the outcome of this study. This study can be used to further review the topic of women and leadership. (Contains 1 table.) [Abstract modified to meet ERIC guidelines.]
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A