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Gender Equity

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Gender Equity

  • The ACE Women’s Network facilitates the networking of women interested in pursuing leadership opportunities in higher education. A four-part structure—Women’s National Executive Council (WNEC), state-based networks, presidential sponsors, and institutional representatives—facilitates these connections, allows for the sharing of best practices, particularly at the State Coordinators’ Annual Conference, and enables local leadership training by the state networks. The ACE Women’s Network draws from the resources of ACE’s Inclusive Excellence Group and provides a means for implementing a set of core principles in supporting women leaders in higher education.

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  • ACE Convenes Discussion on Women in Higher Education Leadership

    Although women earn the majority of postsecondary degrees, they occupy just 26 percent of all college presidencies, according to recent data from ACE. To coordinate efforts to bridge that gap, ACE’s Inclusive Excellence Group last month convened Working Together to Move the Needle: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership.

  • ACE Women’s Network

    ​The ACE Women’s Network is a national system of networks within each state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia with the goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education.

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ACE Related Programs and Initiatives

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Spectrum Executive Leadership Program

This six-month program is designed to further diversify the senior leadership ranks of U.S. higher education by preparing diverse senior level administrators from underrepresented groups to be strong candidates for presidencies and chancellorships in the near term.

Women's State Network Leadership Award

ACE State Network Leadership Award

The award recognizes an outstanding, innovative, and visionary program sponsored by an ACE State Network or by a college or university.

National Women's Leadership Forum

This 3-day leadership program is for senior-level women administrators (typically deans and above) seeking a college or university presidency, vice presidency, or major deanship.

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Regional Women's Leadership Forum

The Regional Women’s Leadership Forums are designed for mid-level women administrators with high potential for advancement in higher education administration.

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