Research and Publications on Women's Leadership

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.

Apr 01, 2017

"In recent years, the role of women in the workplace has received significant attention. Much of the literature has focused on careers in general, on women in technology, female entrepreneurs, or women in the private sector. Yet not enough attention had been paid to government, specifically to women in the national security field."

Mar 30, 2017

The Women in Public Service Project and Women@TheTable are pleased to present this report from the conference Breakthrough Barriers: Women in the Public Sphere, which convened women leaders from 24 countries to discuss challenges and opportunities for women's leadership globally and develop concrete solutions to address barriers to leadership.

Mar 20, 2017

Leaders are born; yet many born female in rural parts of sub-Saharan Africa go unrecognized largely because, from day one, women and girls face a political, cultural and social environment that inhibits their development into well-equipped female leaders.

Mar 15, 2017

"It is our pleasure to announce the publication of the literature review Strengthening Women's Civic and Political Participation: A Synthesis of Scholarly Literature, prepared by a multi-disciplinary group of graduate students and faculty at Wayne State University, led by PI Sharon Lean. This literature review synthesizes scholarship from diverse academic disciplines."