Women in Leadership: Non-Asian Context with a Focus on Higher Education

  • Sang-Hee Lee
Part of the Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership book series (CPAWL)


Women’s leadership in higher education in Korea is at a token level. This reality is somewhat surprising given the high proportion of women enrolled in higher education. In Chap. 14, a comparative perspective is taken by examining women leadership in higher education in the U.S.A. and Germany to develop recommendations for Korea. Both Germany and the U.S.A. started early in their initiatives to improve gender equity in higher education. Despite advances, deep-rooted gender norms are difficult to overcome, as leadership styles and evaluations are still gendered. It would serve Korea well to take note from the comparison and to implement diversity and inclusion measures with a long-term perspective.


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  • Sang-Hee Lee
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  1. 1.University of California at RiversideRiversideUSA

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