Women’s Power Gap Initiative: Diversity Lacking in College Leadership

The Women’s Power Gap at Elite Universities: Scaling the Ivory Tower examines diversity data at the nation’s elite research universities (“R1s”). Conducted by the Eos Foundation in partnership with AAUW, this report analyzes gender, racial and ethnic representation in top leadership roles—presidents, provosts, board chair, academic deans, presidents’ cabinets and governing boards. It shows that despite women comparable experience and desire to lead, women are often overlooked for leadership roles. Scaling the Ivory Tower outlines solutions including a call to change mandatory reporting on diversity for boards of trustees/regents, among many other recommendations.

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