|Strategies and processes by which women in senior roles sustain and develop leadership abilities|
|Written by Marianne Coleman|
The project will scope and identify good practice in work-based strategies and processes by which women in leadership sustain and develop their capacities and abilities. The need arises from the relative rarity of women leaders who may feel isolated and challenged as leaders. Women also tend to bear responsibility in the home so are particularly affected by work/life balance issues. There are both social justice and good business and economic arguments for encouraging women in work and leadership roles. Literature indicates that women are similarly challenged in work whether in the public or private sector. The planned research project extends earlier research on women in educational leadership (Coleman, 2002, 2005) to consider the wider work-place.