Research and Publications on Women's Leadership

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."

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.