Postsecondary institutions must make moves to enhance women’s equality: Report

July 27, 2021
The American Council on Education (ACE) and the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) have released a new brief titled Women’s Representation in Higher Education Leadership Around the World. The brief examines women’s leadership in higher education from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Ghana, South Africa, Mexico, Australia and Finland, and argues that women’s access to higher education is neither uniform nor paralleled in the highest level of leadership roles. The brief also argues that the context of education matters, that a variety of barriers limit equality in leadership, and that any supports need to address these barriers in order to be effective. The authors conclude that “the most significant barrier to women’s equality in higher education is a tenacious complacency within our academic communities.” University World News (Editorial)