Women at the Top: What Women University and College Presidents Say About Effective Leadership


reviewed by Lillian B. Niwagaba - August 05, 2009

coverTitle: Women at the Top: What Women University and College Presidents Say About Effective Leadership
Author(s): Mimi Wolverton, Beverly L. Bower, and Adrienne E. Hyle
Publisher: Stylus, Sterling, VA
ISBN: 1579222560, Pages: 157, Year: 2008
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Given the low numbers of women in leadership roles at American universities, it is fitting that the first book in Stylus Publishing Company’s Pathway to Leadership series is Women at the Top:  What Women University and College Presidents Say about Effective Leadership. Through their personal stories, the remarkable women featured in this book highlight their profound personal journeys to top leadership positions at American colleges and universities. Through a meticulously designed investigation of leadership literature, semi-structured interviews, newspaper articles, and institutional documents, the authors take the reader through the lived experiences of women leading higher education institutions of various types.   The authors selected nine remarkable women for their study, whose diversity transcends geography, race, institution type, and age. The book not only richly informs the reader but contextualizes the challenges of these women leaders, giving readers a glimpse of what it takes for women to “reach the presidency” of American... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 05, 2009
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15736, Date Accessed: 3/30/2020 1:25:38 PM

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