Research and Publications on Women's Leadership

Mar 08, 2017

The Wilson Center Middle East Program

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2017, the Middle East Program, the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, and Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center collected essays from 33 women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the United States, and elsewhere to mark the occasion.

Feb 15, 2017


New information and communications technologies (ICT) have revolutionised everyday work and life in the 21st century. They enable people to connect with friends and family – as well as with work colleagues and supervisors – at any point in time; however, they also facilitate the encroachment of paid work into the spaces and times normally reserved for personal life. The uncoupling of paid work from traditional office spaces has been a crucial factor in this development.

Jan 31, 2017

An inside look into why Millennials are rejecting careers in politics, and what this means for the future of America's political system.

Jan 27, 2017

Politics is still largely a male domain. Gains in women’s political leadership have been real but not rapid (Ndlovu & Mutale, 2013). Globally, the share of national parliamentary seats held by women has nearly doubled over the past two decades, reaching 23% in 2016, but that still means that more than three out of four parliamentarians are men (UN Women, 2016a; World Bank, 2016a).

Jan 17, 2017

The Female Quotient

The Female Quotient has created The Modern Guide to Equality to accelerate the change in the workplace we want. Together with partners, Atlantic Media Strategies and Catalyst, the guide addresses the problem holistically, combining generational insights, workplace trends and interviews with industry leaders to develop a toolkit and corporate workshops with next-step actions for change.

Jan 01, 2017

Egon Zehnder has a long-standing commitment to advancing gender diversity, but this year’s Leaders & Daughters Global Survey is a first for them.