In 2018, the Women’s Power Gap Initiative published its first report on women’s leadership at the highest levels within Massachusetts’ institutions of higher education. This 2019 report yields some real progress.
- There were 14 presidential transitions for the 2018/2019 academic year, and women were selected for 50% of the, adding a total of five net new women presidents to the field.
- Women now hold 34 of 92 presidencies or 37%, which is a significant gain over the 31% they held in 2018.
- Three institutions: Massasoit Community College, Williams College, and the New England Conservatory of Music, welcomed their first female presidents.