Educating Leaders

The Educating Women Leaders initiative is our effort to encourage a national, ongoing conversation about the development, meaning, and social impact of women's leadership. Panel discussions have focused on best practices for educating women for leadership, reasons why we should all care about women's leadership, leadership as a collective endeavor versus an individual mission, and young women's leadership.

Selected speakers in the series to date have included global human rights scholar and activist Charlotte Bunch; physician and internationally acclaimed nuclear disarmament activist Helen Caldicott; feminist activists Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, and distinguished scholars Deborah Gray White, M. Elizabeth Tidball, Patricia J. Williams, Ruth Mandel, and Nancy Hewitt.

Applying a Feminist Lens to the Practice and Study of Leadership

MODERATOR: Janice Petrovich, Independent Scholar 

PRESENTERS: Kathryn Kolbert, Barnard College; Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College; M. Bahati Kuumba, Spelman College; Mary K. Trigg, Rutgers University

Feminist Leadership for Social Transformation

Keynote:  Srilatha Batliwala, feminist activist and scholar
See here for more of her publications and research.

Envisioning Feminist Leadership Studies

Alison R. Bernstein, Director, Institute for Women’s Leadership and Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies

A Collaborative Project with Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies, and Spelman College’s Women’s Resource and Research Center

Resources on Educating Women Leaders

Mary S. Hartman

Patricia C. Harwood, Isa Williams, M. Elizabeth Tidball

Mary S. Hartman

Charlotte Bunch, Susan Carroll, Deborah Gray White, Helen Caldicott

Mary K. Trigg, Chair, Women’s & Gender Studies Department, Faculty Director, Leadership Scholars Certificate Program

Jennifer Baumgardner
Amy Richards
Debbie Stoller

The Honorable Christine Todd Whitman

Nancy Y. Bekavac
Carol T. Christ
Johnnetta B. Cole
Judith R. Shapiro
Carmen Twillie Ambar


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