The Women in Higher Education Empowered Leadership (WHEEL) is based on a collaboration of anyone interested in the following:
A guide for institutions and aspiring leaders on how to advance, as a woman, into higher education leadership roles. According to the American Council on Education (ACE): Leadership and Advocacy (2016), the most disturbing gender disparity for professional women is in the education sector, a discipline area that happens to be dominated by women. Women make up approximately 75% of the teaching force in the U.S., but to date, only 26% of women educators are institutional leaders. Using the insight, research, and perspectives from women and non-binary people in and aspiring to senior higher education leadership roles, WHEEL offers:
An understanding of women’s leadership and the role of female leaders in higher education.
Explorations of gender-based barriers that impact leadership development and success in various organizational structures.
Demonstrated value of building a personal leadership presence for success and continued leadership growth.
Knowledge and skills related to diversity and inclusion and leadership styles.
Practices and models that recognize success in advancing women in higher education.
A bridge of theory and practice designed to empower leaders and aspiring leaders
A group of leaders that want to connect with others to improve women leadership opportunities