Iron fists in velvet gloves: exploring female educational leaders’ experiences in Higher Education in the UK

Meletiadou, Eleni (2022) Iron fists in velvet gloves: exploring female educational leaders’ experiences in Higher Education in the UK. In: CIPD ARC 2022, 26 - 27 January 2022, Online.

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This multiple case study explored 40 female educational leaders’ current experiences in Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to unravel both barriers and facilitators using semi-structured interviews and opportunity and snowball sampling. It revealed that they still face sex-related barriers but have more support as more women have entered HEI. Despite limitations, the study highlights the facilitators of female educational leaders’ advancement and indicates that the redefinition of capabilities of successful leaders and modern trends such as reverse mentoring and gender-neutral recruitment may assist to eliminate gender bias and highlight attractive traits that female educational leaders bring to the table.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: female educational leaders; Higher Education Institutions (HEI)
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Eleni Meletiadou
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2022 11:48
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2022 11:48
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7165

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