Research and Publications on Women's Leadership

Jun 01, 2017

The Female Quotient (Vol II, June 2017)

Within this issue, we have taken a closer look at the values and characteristics associated with leadership today. Why? Because it is leadership that moves the world.

May 31, 2017

Atlantic Council/Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

With this report, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center seeks to leverage the region’s compelling case studies into a larger dialogue on how governments, corporations, and civil society can maximize recent progress to bring more women into positions of power.

May 22, 2017

Barbara Lee Family Foundation/Presidential Gender Watch

How did gender influence the 2016 presidential election? For Presidential Gender Watch 2016, the question extended well beyond the fact that for the first time, a major party nominated a woman as its presidential candidate. It even went beyond the majority-female electorate that chose the new commander-in-chief. Presidential Gender Watch’s new report highlights the answers to those questions.

May 05, 2017

Georgetown University
Capstone Consulting Report

The Wilson Center’s goal is to advocate for institutional change on a global stage, while fostering transparency and accountability. As such, our most important task as the Georgetown University Capstone Team was to systematically collect and organize evidence of women’s political and policy leadership in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, especially in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden. Moving forward, our database will help WPSP track the representation of women in national leadership positions and the incidence of factors that may promote or impede their ability to be elevated to such roles.

May 04, 2017

The Women in Public Service Project

Through the Delphi method, this paper offers a new perspective from the voices of Emirati women in politics, policy, business, and university on the status of women in their country in light of the international treaties, conventions, and laws available for women’s empowerment. Drawing on true stories from daily life, it reveals that culture in the UAE is in the process of changing. Despite criticism from some human rights organizations and UN member states with regard to the UAE’s reservations to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Emirati women concede that they have made unprecedented gains ahead of some legal reforms deemed necessary by the international community for women to achieve their full rights in the country. 

Apr 07, 2017

With best practices from national, regional and international networks, this paper explores the role and modus operandi networks have adopted in supporting women running for national office in congressional or parliamentary elections, enhancing their effectiveness and shaping their leadership once in office.