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ERIC Number: EJ1174445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Women as University Presidents: Navigating the Administrative Labyrinth
Reis, Tania Carlson; Grady, Marilyn L.
Leadership and Research in Education, v4 spec iss p97-113 2017-2018
Eleven of the 81 public research universities within the Carnegie Classification of Doctoral Universities: Highest Research are led by woman presidents. Using Eagly & Carli's (2007) labyrinth framework, five of the women presidents were interviewed to identify their experiences navigating leadership barriers. Findings indicated that women university presidents demonstrate expertise in three areas: Know the Rules, Hear the Message, and Opt-in. The findings of the narrative study indicate how women university presidents moved through and around organizational barriers to successfully reach the top.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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