Women and leadership in universities: a case study of women academic managers Author(s): Louise Kloot (School of Business, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia) Citation: Louise Kloot, (2004) "Women and leadership in universities: a case study of women academic managers", , Vol. 17 Iss: 6, pp.470 - 485 Downloads: The fulltext of this document has been downloaded 2276 times since 2006 Acknowledgements: The author wishes to thank an anonymous reviewer for his/her very helpful suggestions, and also thanks participants at a seminar at Griffith University and at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, Las Vegas for their insightful comments. Abstract: Gender inequity at senior ranks in Australian public sector universities has long been recognised as a major problem. Keywords: Women, Managers, Universities, Gender issues, Australia Type: Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Women: The Leaders of Tomorrow “Feminine traits and values are a new form of innovation. They are an untapped form of competitive advantage” says John Gerzema, author of The Athena Doctrine. From the beginning of time men have been declared as the born, ultimate leaders. They are believed to possess the necessary skills and traits to effectively lead and organize. On the contrary women are often considered too soft to lead an organization. However, recent studies being conducted across the globe and several in Pakistan indicate a shift in attitude about leadership effectiveness in men. A recent, detailed study Pew Center conducted reveals astounding results, declaring women as natural and able leaders. To take the study one step further, Michael D’Antonio & John Gerzema decided to investigate the various feminine characteristics that can make one an effective leader. A study conducted by Prof. Empathy: This is the key characteristic in every woman and a great motivator at the workplace!
Virginia slims ad The woman used in this ad is young, sweet and pretty, matching the description below and visually appealing to women. Her makeup, jewelry and perfectly manicured nails imply that this is a brand that is smoked by young and classy and relatively wealthy women. The shirt that she is wearing shows her skin from her neck down, and the cigarette packets are placed right in the area where her cleavage would otherwise show. The contrast of her black clothes and the white background give a sense of classiness. Her head carelessly rests in her hand, her eyes are lazy and seductive and her lips are parted slightly. The “Knowledge Base” of Self: Uncovering Hidden Biases and Unpacking Privilege Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students Lisa Randall: Warped view of the universe Two years after her climbing accident, Lisa Randall shakes her head, still not quite able to accept the reality of the laws of physics. "It just shouldn't have happened," she says. "I was climbing safely, the conditions were good, the route wasn't that difficult and I was properly roped up. But somehow, I managed to fall and smash my heel." It sounds like a straightforward, Newtonian case of "what goes up, must come down", but whenever Randall gets stuck into the laws of physics - and gravity in particular - things rarely turn out to be as simple as you imagined they would. Randall is professor of theoretical physics at Harvard University and one of the most influential living scientists. This effectively solved the geometry of a high dimensional model of space and Randall's papers are now among the most cited in particle physics but, as she freely admits, this was not the problem she set out to answer. Randall then began to consider the upshot of her geometry. So what are her plans?
Brenda Milner: A scientific pioneer and a reluctant role model In the early 1950s, Wilder Penfield, one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons at the time, performed what should have been a straightforward elective surgery. The patient, an engineer who headed his department, had come to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, affiliated with McGill University, with epileptic seizures. The results of the surgery were catastrophic. “He couldn’t remember anything that happened. Dr. “I couldn’t imagine why he would invite a young woman to study this case,” remembers Dr. On November 21, Dr. After her Hall of Fame acceptance speech, a group of young female scientists swarmed her eagerly to snap photos with her, showing how Dr. “I have not set myself up to be a role model for women, but it does seem to be more of an issue than it used to be,” Dr. Although the landscape, particularly at medical schools, has changed significantly since Dr. Yet the toughest competition that Dr. For the rest of her career, however, Dr. Dr. Dr. Three years ago, Dr.
Yvonne Brill and the Beef-Stroganoff Illusion The most grating phrase in the opening paragraph of the Times’s obituary of Yvonne Brill, a rocket scientist whose inventions satellites still depend on, is not the one the newspaper changed after a burst of outrage—the one about beef Stroganoff. The Stroganoff, if anything, is a clue, one ignored in the obituary, whose greater flaws, like Brill’s achievements, are hidden in plain sight. Here is how it originally began: She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. But Yvonne Brill, who died on Wednesday at 88 in Princeton, N.J., was also a brilliant rocket scientist, who in the early 1970s invented a propulsion system to help keep communications satellites from slipping out of their orbits. And this is how the first two paragraphs read now: She was a brilliant rocket scientist who followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. Emphasis added.
Wonder Woman and Superman get new costumes in the comics This year, both major comic houses summer events are going to reboot their continuities. Marvel is going all in and throwing out their “616” universe and years of continuity in an event called Secret Wars and DC is doing a minor reboot in an event called Convergence. Where as Secret Wars is ending a large swath of Marvel continuity, DC’s mini reboot is notable for ending the so called “New 52,” their experiment in a complete reboot of their line undertaken in 2011. Not all of the new comics soared, some flat out face-planted, but some of the New 52 eventually found its footing and prospered for a few years (for my – and a lot of readers’ money – it’s Scott Snyder’s work with Batman). Now it’s time for something new once again! Superman’s new look on the cover of Action Comics #41 is a more reserved Superman who dresses in the fabrics of his adopted planet. Wonder Woman also got a costume re-design that took her out of a skirt and bodice and put her into a body-suit and armor.
New Superhero T-Shirts Latest in a Long Line of Sexist Licensed Products from DC AND Marvel I’m not entirely sure who is making the decisions when it comes to licensing at DC Entertainment, but recently two somewhat controversial shirts have appeared at retail outlets, and it’s safe to say most people aren’t very happy with them. The first shirt was revealed on the DC Women Kicking Ass page, which features an image of Superman and his now-girlfriend Wonder Woman locked in a mid-air kiss from the cover of Justice League #12, with art by Jim Lee. It’s already an older image, so why all the hubbub now? Well, you can thank a couple of modifications made to the original image just for this t- shirt that take the whole thing to a new, sexist level. Now there’s a caption above the image that says “SCORE!” Maybe the most offensive thing about the shirt isn’t the captions (though they’re bad), it’s the changes made to the original art. The second shirt, revealed via a blog called PJ Says, is one that was discovered while shopping at WalMart in the juniors section.
The Finkbeiner Test - DoubleXScience What matters in stories about women scientists? By Christie Aschwanden Men dominate most fields of science. This is not news, and countless projects have sprung up to address the disparity. There are associations, fellowships, conferences, and clubs for women in science, and with these, efforts to highlight women who are making it in these fields. Campaigns to recognize outstanding female scientists have led to a recognizable genre of media coverage. For instance, in a profile of biologist Jill Bargonetti, The New York Times quotes one of Bargonetti’s colleagues saying that, “Jill makes a fantastic role model…because she is married, has two children and has been able to keep up with her research.” The headline on this recent profile of neuropsychologist Brenda Milner in The Globe and Mail reads, “A scientific pioneer and a reluctant role model.” Ann Finkbeiner, my colleague at Last Word On Nothing, has had enough. It’s time to stop this nonsense. So Finkbeiner has adopted a new approach.