ACE Brief Examines Women’s Higher Ed Leadership Around the World
June 28, 2021

​ACE recently published a new edition of its series of International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders, produced in partnership with the Boston College Center for International Higher Education. 

The edition, “Women’s Representation in Higher Education Leadership Around the World,” contains a selection of articles representing perspectives from a wide variety of countries including Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Ghana, and the United States. ACE’s own Ashley Gray, senior research analyst, contributed an article on “Black Women and Intersectionality in US Higher Education.” Another author, Lily Hsu, president of Labouré College of Healthcare and a member of ACE’s Women’s Network Executive Council, contributed a personal reflection on being a woman of color in a leadership role during a turbulent and transformative year. 

“Our goal in this publication is to explore the victories, challenges, contributions, and aspirations of women leaders, and their impact on higher education around the globe,” writes Robin Helms, assistant vice president of learning and engagement at ACE, in the introduction to the brief.

Aimed at senior university executives who need a quick but incisive perspective on international issues and trends, the briefs offer analysis and commentary on key countries and topics of importance to higher education worldwide. You can read past editions in the series here

Two July webinars will provide further opportunities to delve into the topics highlighted in the brief. The first, “Women's leadership in higher education: Global opportunity, global challenge,” will take place July 6, 9-10 a.m. ET. The second one, “The diverse dimensions of gender equality in women’s higher education leadership,” will be held July 8, 9-10 a.m. ET. ACE’s Ashley Gray will be a featured speaker at the July 8 event. 

Additional ACE resources on women’s leadership include the ACE Women’s Network, a national system of networks within each U.S. state, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia with the goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education. The Network helps women interested in pursuing leadership opportunities build relationships with and support one another. See the Network’s toolkit to learn more about its history, structure, and operations.

Women’s Representation in Higher Education Leadership Around the World​

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