Women's Leadership Interview Archives

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This interview collection is comprised of written transcripts of interviews that IWL Leadership Scholars have conducted with women leaders. These transcripts are resources for researchers in the field of women’s leadership, for students interested in challenges and successes women face in leadership, and for practitioners and policy makers working on women’s issues. Broad areas the interviews cover include work and family issues; definitions of leadership; the ways that race, class, and gender influence access to, and exercise of, leadership; and generational issues in leadership. Since the inception of the Leadership Scholars Certificate Program in the fall of 1999, our students have conducted annual interviews with outstanding women leaders.

Goals

  • Demonstrate and showcase women's leadership, making visible women's accomplishments, their approaches, and reflections on leadership for social change;
  • Examine what young leaders want to know about women's leadership for social change;
  • Increase awareness of interviews as a valuable vehicle for learning about leadership; and
  • Explore and analyze how leadership for social change varies in diverse contexts.
June Cross
Writer and Documentary Producer
brittney-cooper
Brittney Cooper
Black Feminist Theorist and Author, Rutgers Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and Africana Studies
cheryl clarke
Cheryl Clarke
Black Lesbian Poet, Educator and Activist
Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend, Founder of Women’s Tennis Association, the Women’s Sports Association, and owner of World Team Tennis
Gloria Bachmann
Leading Expert in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Barbara Krumsiek
Chairperson, CEO and President of Calvert Asset Management Company
adrienne-germain
Adrienne Germain
Senior Advisor and Former President, International Women’s Health Coalition
Samhita Mukhopadhyay
Samhita Mukhopadhyay
Writer, Speaker and Technologist, Former Executive Editor of Feministing.com
Marien Pabellon
Marien Casillas Pabellon
Leader, New Labor organization, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Catherine Stanford
Catherine Stanford
Union leader, Rutgers (AAUP-AFT), Cultural Anthropologist, Vice-President, Who is My Neighbor Inc
Bonnie Kerness
Bonnie Kerness
Founder and Coordinator, the Prison Watch Project
Mahnaz Afkhami
Mahnaz Afkhami
Former Minister of Women’s Affairs, Iran
Patricia Brentano
Patricia Brentano
Artist and Environmentalist
Alison Bechdel
Alison Bechdel
Cartoonist and Author
faith-ringgold
Faith Ringgold
Artist, Activist, and Storyteller
Vivian Stringer
C. Vivian Stringer
Hall of Fame Head Coach, Rutgers University’s Women’s Basketball Team
Mary S. Hartman
Historian, Founding Director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership; Former Dean, Douglass College
Christine Todd Whitman
Former New Jersey Governor
Charlotte Bunch
Charlotte Bunch
Women’s and human rights activist. Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Founding director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
P: 848.932.1463

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