Research and Publications on Women's Leadership

Feb 20, 2018

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Despite differences in political institutions and culture, the United States could borrow from European approaches to increase women’s representation, especially at the state and local levels.

Feb 14, 2018

Carleton University CREWW

"Women entrepreneurs are innovating everywhere, every day across Canada. Current policies and discourse that equate innovation solely with advances in technology exclude much of women entrepreneurs’ innovations. The result is a lack of recognition of the significant contribution that women entrepreneurs make to Canada’s innovation
and a lack of access to funding to increase their innovation capacity and implementation."

Feb 14, 2018

Published by UN Women: 

UN Women’s new flagship report uncovers significant gaps for women’s empowerment and puts forth a robust agenda to shift gears. It spotlights inequalities and challenges faced by women and identifies gaps and opportunities for gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Jan 22, 2018

“What we’re trying to measure is how much formal and how much enacted power women hold…what’s really important in the gender space is the informal or enacted powers: How do people perceive you? Do you use your power? Are you an effective leader in your field?”

Gwen K. Young, Director of the Global Women's Leadership Initiative and the Women in Public Service Project, contributed to this issue.

Jan 22, 2018

American Journal of Political Science

This research program demanded to find a new theory about women's access to power. The authors posit three related sets of hypotheses concerning women's appointments. They focused on women's exclusion from appointments, the changing nature of the role of women in politics, and the changing structures of defense ministries. They found that male dominance erodes when politics becomes more feminized and when traditional conceptions of positions change.

Dec 01, 2017

Published by Routledge

A sequel to Bauer and Dawuni's pioneering study on gender and the judiciary in Africa (Routledge, 2016), International Courts and the African Woman Judge examines questions on gender diversity, representative benches, and international courts by focusing on women judges from the continent of Africa.