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IWL Research Mission & Overview

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.

We hope to contribute to the advancement of women’s leadership studies, women’s education, and higher education by sharing research on the work of the Institute for Women’s Leadership and by sponsoring research and forums on leadership issues.

Junctures Case Studies - Using the case study method, Junctures in Women's Leadership explores the diverse ways that women around the world exercise leadership, often overcoming rigid cultural and societal expectations about gender.

Publications by IWL Faculty & Staff - Books and Monographs, and several reports published by IWL Faculty & Staff

IWL Fact Sheets - Fact Sheets

IWL Documentary Film Projects - In partnership with the Writers House, Rutgers University Department of English, the Institute for Women's Leadership piloted Transforming Lives in 2009. This project combines filmmaking and interview skills to help our undergraduate Leadership Scholars learn from women leaders who are making a difference in the world. 

Women’s Leadership Interview Project - Transforming Lives-Women’s Leadership Interview Project

Educating Women Leaders- The Educating Women Leaders initiative at the IWL stems from a National Dialogue on Educating Women's Leadership series, launched in 2000. This series and the ongoing intiative is our effort to encourage a national, ongoing conversation about the development, meaning, and social impact of women's leadership

IWL Past Research- IWL Past Research

Women's Leadership Bibliography- Women's Leadership Bibliography

Talking Leadership Video Interviews- Talking Leadership is a series of conversations with prominent women leaders conducted by Mary S. Hartman, founding director of the Institute for Women's Leadership Consortium, and Ruth B. Mandel, director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics and former director of Eagleton's Center for American Women and Politics.