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The Institute for Women’s Leadership conducts research on women’s leadership and women’s lives. We disseminate our findings through books, reports, transcripts and documentaries about women leaders, as well as fact sheets and data on the status of women in New Jersey, the nation, and the world. Our research and our practice are integrated in order to address the needs of women, and to promote public dialogue. Our goal is to encourage the interdisciplinary examination of leadership in different contexts of science, technology, politics and public policy, the arts, business, law, the humanities, higher education, and the global arena, considering perspectives of gender, race, ethnicity, and age in exercising leadership.

In addition, we hope to contribute to the advancement of women’s leadership studies, women’s education, and higher education by publishing collected essays and case studies on the work of the Institute for Women’s Leadership and by sponsoring research and forums on leadership issues.

Reports on the Status of Women

The Institute for Women's Leadership identifies and reviews reports on the status of women in various sectors. The current list includes reports addressing womens' status in education, research, employment, science and medicine, health, arts and media, economy and labor, as well as leadership, empowerment, and rights.

To access the annotated list of Reports on the Status of Women, click here

Women and Leadership Bibliography

The Rutgers Institute for Women's Leadership maintains a bibliography on women and leadership to provide a current overview of available research. This is not a comprehensive listing but a sampling of sources addressing the following topics:

FEMINIST QUESTIONS IN LEADERSHIP: Conceptual and Theoretical Considerations
WOMEN AND POLITICS: U.S., Global Politics, and Human Rights
IMPORTANT FIGURES: Biographies, Memoirs, and Interviews

To access the Women and Leadership Bibliography, click here

To access the Transforming Lives Media Archive click here