Diversity in Leadership

Miami University Women’s Studies Program: Diversify the Leadership

 

 

Mary E. Frederickson

 

 
 

 

About the Women’s Studies Program at Miami University

 

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Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon: Women of Color, Borders, and Power: Mentoring and Leadership

 
Coordinator: Lynn Fujiwara (2008-09)

Co-coordinators: Lynn Fujiwara and Lamia Karim (2009-2010)

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Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, San Francisco State University Honoring Leadership and Diversity: Women of Color and the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality

 

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Jessica Fields (CRGS Senior Researcher and Associate Professor of Sociology[1])

Rita M. Melendez (Associate Professor and Chair of Sexuality Studies, and CRGS Senior Researcher)

Amy Sueyoshi (Associate Professor and Director of Ethnic Studies, with a joint appointment in Sexuality Studies)

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Building a Pipeline to Women’s Leadership

Female students have now surpassed their male peers in high school and college graduation rates. Yet across sectors, women’s representation in professional leadership roles has stalled at 15-17%. If women make up the majority of students earning Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees why are there so few women in top management positions? Further aggravating women’s uneven progress, the disparity is often most pronounced in the most lucrative fields, especially STEM, economics, and finance. 

Building a Pipeline to Women’s Leadership

Female students have long surpassed their male peers in the rates at which they seek higher education. Yet across sectors, women’s representation in professional leadership roles has stalled at 15-17%. If women make up the majority of students earning Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees why are there so few women in top management positions? Further aggravating women’s uneven progress, the disparity is often most pronounced in the most lucrative fields, including STEM, economics and finance. 


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Diversifying the Leadership Project Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee for Diversifying the Leadership

Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Chair), Director, Women's Research & Resource Center, Spelman College 

Inés Hernández Ávila, Director, Chicana/ Latina Research Center, University of California, Davis

Damary Bonilla, Latina Initiative Project Manager, Girls Incorporated

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