Focus Group Becomes Support Group: Women in Educational Leadership

  • Jennifer L. Martin
  • Martina L. Sharp-Grier
  • Chloe E. Bortmas


In this chapter, we seek to share and problematize our own experiences as leaders in education at the university level and the experiences of a diverse group of women leaders holding various administrative roles in K-12 education. We end with strategies and suggestions on how women can navigate the bumpy road of leadership that does not always rise to meet them.


Transformational leadership Personal agency Attribution error Cultural lockdown Microaggressions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer L. Martin
    • 1
  • Martina L. Sharp-Grier
    • 2
  • Chloe E. Bortmas
    • 1
  1. 1.AllianceUSA
  2. 2.North CantonUSA

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