Diversity, Democratisation and Difference: Theories and Methodologies. Lost Leaders: Women in the Global Academy. Professor Louise Morley Dr Barbara Crossouard Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER), University of Sussex, UK Dr Mary Stiasny Institute of Education, UK.
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Diversity, Democratisation and Difference: Theories and Methodologies
Professor Louise MorleyDrBarbara Crossouard
Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER), University of Sussex, UK
Dr Mary Stiasny
Institute of Education, UK
Optics and Apparatus: Identifying Women Leaders
What is it that people don’t see?
Why don’t they see it?
What do current optics/ practices/ specifications reveal and obscure?
How are women being seen e.g. as deficit men?
How are women viewing leadership e.g. via the optic of neo-liberalism/ austerity/ unliveable lives?
Women should not:
Women Are Not/ Rarely
Constrained by socio-cultural messages.
Entering middle management.
Often located on career pathways that do not lead to senior positions.
Burdened with affective load:
being ‘other’ in masculinist cultures
navigating between professional and domestic responsibilities.
Hearing leadership narratives as unliveable lives.
Often perceiving leadership as loss.
Develop: Policy Interventions
Collect: Gender disaggregated statistics
Ensure: Strategic management of gender mainstreaming
Initiate: Development programmes for women leaders in higher education
Review: Recruitment and selection procedures for leaders
Address: Socio-cultural challenges via:
the curriculum e.g. Gender Studies
gender sensitisation programmes.